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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