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Turbo-Crastination

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..."

03/19/2013

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 © 2020 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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