return without receipt

| March 8th, 1999

I wish I knew a better way
to make all this easier
without having to make it
stop . . .

they say it is
too precious a gift to return
all I need to do though
is find the damn receipt
and hope they take back
damaged goods . . .

it’s only fair
even when new
this had so many troubles,
it was never prepared
or even made
to handle all this
wear and tear
(what they call ordinary use)

maybe I’ll get lucky
and they’ll recall
my defective life
before I’m forced
to ask to see the manager
of this two-bit, nowhere joint
and forcibly return a gift
I don’t think I ever asked for
(or even wanted)

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