Thursday, April 15, 2010

1040


I filed my tax return todayI
in verse
a far better way to determine
my worth
Instead of figures,
I wrote off
the figurative:
overwrought metaphors
clich├ęd similes
pretentious allusions
so many poetic losses
I incurred on a regular basis
All my failed efforts
1040-ed up
in black and white
Needless to say,
I expect
a big
refund

2 comments:

  1. Ha! Wouldn't it be a kick to send Uncle Sam a bunch of old rough drafts just to spice things up a bit at the receiving end?

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