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  • The
    house was
    really overpriced,
    I thought.
    the real estate lady
    winked at me and said,
    "yes it is,
    but that's because
    you know...the King.
    he lived here only for a week
    several years ago.
    that's why it's priced higher.
    this place has some credible history,
    some historical value.
    and you can price it higher
    for that same reason
    if and when you sell it."
    place was built
    sometime in the late 40s I figured.
    after much thinking about it,
    I decided to buy it,
    bad roof and all,
    because it was so private
    I wanted it for that.
    a deal
    was struck
    and I moved in
    60 days later.
    I was
    hardly there
    for even three months
    when a total of about 100 people
    knocked on my door day after day,
    all of them wanting to see
    where the King lived
    for such a short while.
    so much for my privacy.
    eventually it became so bothersome
    that I never got around to doing
    what I wanted to do.
    I sold the house
    and got my price
    because HE LIVED HERE
    moved closer to Hollywood.
    but from time to time I often wonder
    why it is
    that whenever I go somewhere out of town
    for a week or two,
    it's merely regarded as only
    STAYING there.
    when the King
    was in LA for a week,
    it was somehow determined
    that he LIVED here.
    I guess that's why
    he's called the King.
    ©2016 Miles Ciletti
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