Taxes are due Tuesday (Poem-A-Day 11)

TaxesFor today’s prompt, make a statement the title of your poem and either respond to or expand upon the title. Some example titles might include: “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy;” “Guns Don’t Kill People, I Do;” “This Is Your Brain on Drugs;” “Smile for the Camera,” and “Be Kind Rewind.” Of course, there’s an incredible number of possible titles; pick one and start poeming!

Taxes are due Tuesday

Death and taxes
Our only certainties
And unless I die
Within four days
I must pay

Maybe I’ll ignore
My obligations
Sell my dollars for gold
Barter some acres
Dig a hole
And insert my head

It’s probably better
To suppress my bile
For another year
Write a check
And try once again
To make a better world

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About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker was born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough, North Carolina where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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