Poetry: The State of the Economy

The State of the Economy
–Louis Jenkins
From Sea Smoke

There might be some change on top of the dress­er at the
back, and we should check the wash­er and the dry­er. Check
under the floor mats of the car. The couch cush­ions. I have
some books and CDs I could sell, and there are a cou­ple big
bags of alu­minum cans in the base­ment, only trou­ble is that
there isn’t enough gas in the car to get around the block. I’m
expect­ing a check some­time next week, which, if we are careful,
will get us through to pay­day. In the mean­time with your one–
dol­lar rebate check and a few coins we have enough to walk to
the store and buy a quart of milk and a news­pa­per. On second
thought, for­get the newspaper.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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