Poemdog

Dogs 2016

SAWBUCK VICTORIES
(1/4/17)

I stood
in line
waiting
to plead
my case

on my last
visit
to the store
they had failed
to apply
the appropriate
discount

so I returned
hopefully to have
my discounted due
duly distributed
to me

it was
an extra trip
but ten dollars
was

well

ten dollars

I just
couldn't afford
to let that
slide

paperwork
in hand
there was little
doubt
as to the error

once presented
they applied
the difference
to my credit card

I felt
vindicated

enriched

glad
that I had made
that extra trip

today
$800
was debited
from my bank account
for a canceled
health insurance
policy

apparently
I am giving
interest free loans
to my previous
provider

yesterday's efforts
were erased
exponentially

and there
was no where
drivable
to take care
of that
discrepancy

a lesson
to relearn

of temporary
worldly triumphs
lost

human scales
unbalanced

battles
better fought
in silence