who am i kidding

i was
 truly
 without words
last night
 i was yawning
 even
 before dinner
 which is pretty early
 due to
my rising
 before the butt crack of dawn
 eating lunch before noon
 i am going to fit right in
 if i ever retire
to
 one
of those over 65 developments

 early bird dinners
 sunset specials
 i would laugh
but
its not funny

 my husband
11.5 yrs older
 is
 younger
 than me
 in every way

  speaking of older
remember
 how i whined
 about the comptroller's office
 möbius strip
 of
 form filling?

  well
 i called the 800#
on the letter
only
to
 discover
 there
 was
no
 option
 to speak
 to
 a human being

 i decided
 to give in
 fill out the forms
 again

 have them notarized
 again

 i got it all together
for my sister to notarize
and
 set it aside

  saturday
toonman brings in the mail
 announces:
 'you've got jury duty'

i am
 not
happy
 about this
 but
 i take the letter
from him
 i am going to postpone it
 i mutter
 then
 i look at the return address
 its
 not
 from the county clerk
 its
 from
the comptroller's office

 it looks
 suspiciously
 like a check

 getting it open
 was fun
 it was
 sealed
folded
 like
origami

inside
 was indeed
 a check
for those stocks
i
never
had
physical possession of

 hopefully
 this upcoming election
will bring in a new comptroller
 i hope
he
 notices
fixes
 all
the
redundancies

 who am i kidding


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