National Poetry Writing Month 2023, Day 20

Playing catch-up:

Behold the Receipt!
Yes, that mighty ribbon
of future retail past—
three inches wide
and eighteen inches long,
bursting with more detail
than a software download
Terms & Conditions agreement.
Some carry adverts on the back,
some are blank—essentially
the same thing in practice.
Spit out from cash register terminals
to make their homes at the bottom
of shopping bags and atop landfills,
and given all the attention
of a microscopic crack
on a square of pavement.
They are seemingly unnecessary,
but indispensable as proof
of the purchase
of a pack of gum.

(21 April 2023)




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