Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Certainties - 3.2 #sol21 Story Challenge

For countless reasons, this slice cuts deep.
See, I fear I'd started losing sleep
amid strangling doubts
that I didn't know the whereabouts
of tax forms
whose arrivals mark annual norms.

"Where are you
W2?"

Then you arrived without fail
in Monday's mail,
thwarted neither by pandemic disruptions
nor postal corruptions.


And now, ho hum,
I'm glum.

11 comments:

  1. As they say, only two things are certain in life... It is something how Christmas cards have been delayed for months byt govt. mailings arrive quickly.

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  2. As they say, only two things are certain in life... It is something how Christmas cards have been delayed for months byt govt. mailings arrive quickly.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this slice! I love the concern that it won't come but then when it does, the only prize is now you get to go file taxes. Ah, adulthood.

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  4. How delightful! This piece is charming, amusing and so full of personality. I love the humor embedded amidst the understandable glumness! Very nicely done :o) ~Carla Michelle

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  5. Having that W2 in hand prior to January 31 lifts a burden. We’ve dealt w/ the delays in the past. Those are no fun. I like having them online so we have no need to await the mail.

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  6. Brian, you are most fortunate that you are not thwarted neither by pandemic disruptions nor postal corruptions. We have had a bout with the PO several times. Last week we did not get mail for 4 days and a letter I sent to my sister in Central NY was opened, check and gift of a new mask plus card missing. Pandemic woes. Good luck with your tax return.

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  7. I'm glad they arrived... I think. I mean, I'm glad they didn't *not* arrive, but now you have to do your taxes!

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  8. When do you have to pay your taxes. We pay after march 31st.

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    1. Apr. 15 is the national Tax Day deadline here.

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  9. Just love this! Love the poetic structure, your word choice- so clever and fun. Brightened my night!

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