Dancing Check to Check

twenty left

make the list 
eggs bread
spaghetti sauce bananas

take a glance 
at the library 
and the guitars

nap until 
I get notices 
from the bank account

cancel all plans 
on account 
of diarrhea

gotta have that you gotta have this 
dancing check to check

will change your life and it’ll ship free
next day air

following steps with representatives 
in Manila

my credit score won’t buy 
a candy bar

I get down
I promise 
I’ll change my ways

I’m not young 
voices saying 
I’ve got to save

but these feelings 
of being 
saved won’t go away

if I only buy that 
book, guitar
go on that trip right now

◄ Civilization Takes Two

3am Revelation ►

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Martin Elder

Sun 14th Jul 2019 15:45

I suspect we all play the dance at different times of our life. Some more frequently than others. If only!


Nice one Bob

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Jason Zane

Sun 14th Jul 2019 14:41

This is a great poem that colorfully explains a dance I know too well. Nice one.

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Robert C Gaulke

Sun 14th Jul 2019 14:22

Thanks!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 14th Jul 2019 13:53

Fantastic! Superb title.

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