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by Sandy M. Humphrey

It happens every year
sitting, muddling it over
Estimating in my head
dreading the inevitable
Laptop mocking me
email beckoning

Waiting till April
marches in until I
Gather necessary paper
documents, receipts
My courage, my nerve
Valium for total owed

Fingers finally resting
on keys of keyboard
I remember last years
Tax password and listen
to a very quiet voice
Whisper "jsut begin..."


Author's Note: Poetry prompt "Just Begin" L.L. Barkat Begin or end a poem with the phrase Just Begin......and it is true...I turbo-procrastinate every year and beginning is the hardest step.

Posted on 03/19/2013
Copyright © 2024 Sandy M. Humphrey

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 03/20/13 at 01:55 AM

Retirement helps unless you've amassed a ton of money. That isn't my problem so I get mine done early now.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 01/05/14 at 10:41 PM

I surely relate to this. However, I do have a CPA do mine since my math is nothing if it isn't bonkers! My oldest daughter did mine after my wife died until I owned other property out of state.

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