Jason Heroux

Dollar Store

At the dollar store
I bought a dollar
for a dollar I bought
instant noodles to feed

the dollar I bought another
dollar for a dollar so my dollar
would have a dollar to play with
on my dollar’s birthday

I bought a birthday card
at the dollar store for a dollar
I bought a lottery ticket for a dollar
to win more dollars I bought

a dollar of glue for the stoned dollar
a dollar of prayer for the God dollar

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Jason Heroux lives in Kingston, Ontario. His most recent books are the poetry collection Natural Capital (Mansfield Press, 2012) and the novella We Wish You a Happy Killday (Burning Bulb Publishing, 2014). He tweets @jason_heroux.

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