14 April 2009

Cruel April

April is the cruelest month
breeding lilacs out of the dead land
mixing memory and desire
stirring dull roots with spring rain.

I think I'll end up sending my taxes in late this year. Filling out tax forms has to be at the very bottom of my list of favorite activites. And I keep trying to convince myself that this money is going somewhere worthwhile--somewhere out there, my pennies are going to feed the orphan and to construct the new transport system of the future.

8 comments:

Lisa said...

I do that - I pretend that my taxes are going for the common good and not for war and bombs and into the pockets of really rich people.

Karlo said...

It's good to have some one join me in my delusions.

Comrade Kevin said...

April is the month where weeds overtake the grass in the front lawn.

libhom said...

A main reason why filling out taxes is such an execrable task is that there are so many tax breaks for the rich which make the forms ridiculously complicated.

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Oh you had to mention taxes, didn't you? I can do one better for you. This adds insult to injury. As a small business owner I recently discovered a cruel fact of life in the State of Maryland. I not only have to pay my property taxes on my business, totally expected and understandable, I also have to pay money to FILE my property taxes. I had to pay $300 just to turn in my business property tax forms. The State has been trying to up that amount to $1000. I took a major loss on my business as it's the first year in business so that $300 filing fee wiped me out. I know it does not cost the state $300 to process these taxes and if so, why don't they attach a filing fee for all types of taxes? They're all processed by the Dept. of Revenue. My thought is, you want my tax money so damn bad, don't ask for more for an unnecessary fee.

PENolan said...

The very idea of how I tax money is spent makes my brain hurt.

Liberality gave me an award with the task of passing it on to a blogger I found brilliant. I passed it on to you even though I'm pretty sure it's not your your cup of tea because you meet that brilliant criteria.

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Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I pay in increments...it is how they take it out of my paycheck...so I pay that way.

Karlo said...

All awards are most welcome!