For Sale: Dollar Store Depression Queen

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: The House of Poetry

Submitted: October 28, 2018

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Submitted: October 28, 2018



Dollar store depression Queen 


I feel like I got my mental capacity from dollar general


At first glance it seems solid enough for people to buy 


But five months into use it’s broken down


Sure, there’s a quick fix 


But five months later it’s a fucking wreck again 


God damn poor mental health


The rest of me is from a car lot


God damn these foreign parts that are so expensive to fix



Body is in decent shape

Just a few cosmetic damages

But it runs like a champ


Ole faithful in the heart department 


Looks great with a decent paint job 


Sure, there’s miles on these feet

Because I keep running from all these broken dreams 


About 40 in the city

Roughly 60 on the highway 

But let’s be honest 

With this brain

Most days I can’t make it out the driveway 


A blue pill in the morning

Let’s call that my starter

Had to replace it about a month ago

Because my dollar store brain 

Couldn’t handle life getting any harder


So one little pill 

Starts me right up in the morning

But now ones not enough

Ah, the fine print of the warranty 


My dating profile 

Is like a craigslist post

Trying to sell a lemon

Hoping to get a good buyer 

That’s okay with falling in love with “as is” condition 


For sale

A bit of a fixer upper

She’s a sleeper

Some days her feet hit the pavement 

And she’s burning rubber

She sometimes cries in the shower

Mascara oil leaks 

But she’ll get you from A to B

Any day of the week 


If you’re interested in a purchase

Please take the test drive

She stalls out in parking lots, be warned

But maybe it was just for that one ride 


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