The Taxman Cometh

14 Apr




The Taxman Cometh

by L. Stewart Marsden

Like a Stokerian villain
the taxman slides, glides about,
yet fully in the light of day
this monster wields his way
where all can see,
and all do know the slow anemic pallor
that is left when this blood sucker
has completed leeching all he can
in his dire plan to take and leave discarded carcassi –
you and I, with deadened stares,
stripped of our where-with-alls,
fall quite strapped and reeling from the shock.
Till, once again, a year from now
the taxman shall return and knock.

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
The taxman.
The taxman who?
You knew the taxman cometh.


Copyright © by Lawrence S. Marsden, 14 April, 2014

2 Responses to “The Taxman Cometh”

  1. ljones505 April 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    Day late and a dollar short!

  2. skipmars April 15, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    Reblogged this on Writing Odds n Ends and commented:

    Ah too quickly doth the annuls fly to bring this day to you and I
    Whereby we weep and wail and cry … the Taxman’s at the door!

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