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Poetry in receipt

I spotted a line with internal rhyme
on my grocery shopping receipt
this evening while typing the details into
my household budget spreadsheet.

It read: Cracker Barrel Cheese
X/Sharp 500G

I thought it might almost
have worked as a Haiku,
but in the final analysis
it didn’t.

Smoking a durry

Smoking a durry
out on the back verandah–
bit on the nippy side.

Retrieved Poetry

You should go
from place to place
recovering the poems
that have been written for you,
to which you can affix your signature.
Don’t discuss these matters
with anyone.
Retrieve. Retrieve.
– Leonard Cohen: Basket (excerpt).

Marble painting by Brad Frederiksen

Marble painting by Brad Frederiksen