Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reconciling Lost Receipts


Could never use those coupons up
before they expire
forget where I put them

How am I able to keep track
of all the things I could have saved?
Must have emptied more than 
a million trash cans
in my lifetime

Hauling off heaps of my heart
in rusty shipping containers overseas
giving it away in suburbs

In megapixels of my youth--no one
has given me proof of its gold
its credit worthiness

Old Sunday circulars' clippings
crammed in crusty corners of my purse--
Maybe there's a purpose for buying
overpriced souvenirs

To come full-circle at your frugality
free & fraught with 
old film reels

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