#207 of 365 – 4 Haiku about being a compulsive spender

4 Haiku about being a compulsive spender

 

 

blood pressure rises

embarrassment stands ready

hoping payment clears

 

 

heart pounding through ribs

red shame declares me worthless

debit card declined

 

 

esteem fully charged

for a moment I’m okay

when I buy something

 

 

somewhere back then, my

little soul curdled, souring

into currency 

 

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About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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2 Responses to #207 of 365 – 4 Haiku about being a compulsive spender

  1. pi314chron says:

    Ooooh! Can we relate to these! Still happens…more often than I care to admit. No biggie. Love the double entendre in the last haiku! Good stuff!

  2. Starralee says:

    Been there, you’ve captured the emotions exactly. Poverty cured me.

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