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Feb. 2 - Laundry Day

by Jason Wardell

One gas station receipt:
ten dollars gas,
energy drink,
apple juice.

One dollar and fifty-six cents.
Two movie ticket stubs,
faded thermal printing.

Crumpled napkin,
some writing.
One pen.
Spare key.

Half of a photobooth printout.
I'm smiling.
You're rolling your eyes.

02/02/2009

Author's Note: 11:45pm

Posted on 02/03/2009
Copyright © 2022 Jason Wardell

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ava Blu on 02/03/09 at 07:30 PM

heh Little bits of a story are always intriguing to me; I like being able to fill in the rest with my imagination.

Posted by Nanette Bellman on 02/03/09 at 08:14 PM

it's amazing some of the things we put in our pockets

Posted by Julie Adams on 02/04/09 at 07:19 PM

poems are like receipts in many ways...this piece offers slice of life imagery, and you string them along nicely...love the ending too, peace, jewels

Posted by Sandy M. Humphrey on 02/06/09 at 02:29 AM

Clever, especially the ending it leaves me smiling...a story of laundry and a life that goes with it. smh

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