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


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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