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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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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