"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2017 poems, paintings, new art & photography--a diary, a discipline, a delight. Read over my shoulder as I post my unedited poetry ---you can see it in the raw or get my first book and see how the work evolves with new books rolling out next year.

Polly Alice

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Broke Day

Wake up on your mattress sitting on the floor.
Add water to their milk, send the kids out the door.
Buy some gas for the car on your credit card,
Make rice for lunch and dinner, season it with lard.
Wash your laundry cold-- use less soap to save a dime.
Clean the sink with salt, the tub with alcohol,
Put leftover coffee in the fridge, you'd hate to waste it all.
Save up the rubber bands, the ziplocks, and the string.
Pinch your penny's till you make them sing.
Dream about a bagel, but you only eat some toast.
Why do all the cheap things, now cost the most?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I know that day. It's getting kind of "pinchy" around here! Gas on the credit card . . . sigh. It has to get better soon, doesn't it?


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