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Friday, June 13, 2008

Poetic Commerce

Poetic Asides - Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 004
Writer’s Digest’s Robert Brewer
editor of Writer’s Market (Prompt from 5/28/08)

For today's prompt, let's write a poem about commerce. You can write about haggling over Christmas tree prices, bleeding money at the gas pump, getting double-charged for shampoo in the checkout aisle, or whatever. Just make sure it has something to do with buying and selling.


Worth Every Grimy Dime

scrounging in the
passenger floorboard
excavating the recesses
of my too-cluttered purse
spelunking in the couch
and exploring the corners
of front and back pockets

raiding my fistful of ones
mad money secreted away
exchanging pennies, quarters
dimes, nickels and dollars
for a bottomless cup
of Columbian beans
and a seat by the widow
in my beloved coffee house

where I will pen verses
and recount memories
with more inspiration
than I could find today
in my own coffee pot
in my own drab kitchen
at my own cluttered
tiresome writing desk

TLS, 6/08

1 comment:

Childlife said...

I agree -- the results are worth the effort of couch-cushion mining!

There are sure times when you make me wish I had learned to like coffee ;)

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