Basic Accounting

Once upon a time, bored (and bitter) in accounting class, I wrote this poem…

Basic Accounting

I deposited my kisses into his account

As he promised to double my investment

And I signed away at the dotted line

Never asking what the text meant.

And at the maturity date, I discovered

He had withdrawn the principal

So I—left with not even his interest—

waxed cynical

And I resolved to add a new category

To the balance sheet of my life

Thus, “allowance for bad debts” in preparation for

Dishonored notes and dishonorable guys.