I’m writing this in paragraphs because Bluehost won’t let me single- space the poetry.
The scrip for the antibiotics for the first dental implant/ Listening to Kinky Friedman on Dr. G’s iPod/Odd spot for an office:/in tiny office park /down the street from a strip mall/most stores closed, space forever abandoned
The NYTimes that cost $4.50, then $5/Much more of interest then/Is it me?/The invasion of the Web?/Bad choices by editors?/Bad choices of editors?
Oil bill for $700 for the entire winter/Before the new triple-pane windows downstairs/Now it’s $700 a fill- up/The oil spill by the firebox that began in January is spreading
Isis’s annual checkup: $45/My boss KHRIII called it “lube, oil, and filter”/No extra charge for the assault on the doctor/No extra charge for cleaning up the vomit in her cat carrier/I miss her every day
Paper bill for Verizon/No more Verizon
Paper bill for Direct TV/No more Direct TV
1040s with lots of attachments but not much money/No more paper 1040s/Now a bunch of computer files/Still lots of attachments/Still not much money