Steps To Paying A Bill, poetry written by Joan McNerney at

Steps To Paying A Bill

Steps To Paying A Bill

written by: Joan McNerney


find “it” in the mailbox, trying not
to throw “it” out with junk mail
(though secretly wanting to)

trudge upstairs and put “it”
somewhere (somewhere being
an endless expanse of cubby holes)

remember the bill and hunt for “it”.
(is “it” overdue?) where oh where
is “it” or did I already pay “it”?

find “it”, making a check out for “it”
and note “it” in the debit book with
correct #, date, amount (maybe)

look high and low for a Forever stamp
is there a return address label around?
will I need scotch tape to seal the envelope?

bring it downstairs to the mailbox
(don’t throw it in the garbage)
though I may want to, really, really want to.

Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Blueline, and Halcyon Days. Three Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Kind of A Hurricane Press Publications have accepted her work. Her latest title is The Muse in Miniature, available on Amazon and Cyberwit.
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