Grocery Bag Full of Finances

Where do you put all of those receipts

Those scraps of paper to keep back the deceit

The proofs of the store, that you have rights to their goods

And you’re not feeding the poor, like some Robin Hood


You might keep them, to figure your expenses

To keep the bill collectors, from climbing your fences

They come in handy, to help with the math

And even may stay, the IRS’s wrath


So you store them in a bag, paper of course

Where else would you keep paper from the stores

And when a bag fills, you tuck them away

And hope that there will never come a day


When you have to seek them,  out for a clue

Of what you have paid, and the bills you have due

But it becomes quite a bundle, and a fire hazard so

You must go through them, to pick out which should go


But the ribbons of paper can become quite long

And which ones you toss, you just might be wrong

So you stuff them back into the bag with a sigh

Better ordered now, but still ceiling high.


Barbara Blackcinder


About Barbara Blackcinder

I am a poet/writer with a need for words. There are so many out there that I haven't used yet. They define all reality and mine when you read those from me.
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