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Story ID:9534
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Corona CA USA
Person:Numbered Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Numbers, Numbers, More Numbers

From the number of the year
That you were born
To the number on your tombstone
Left for those who mourn

The number on your door
The number of the total
Of the things you buy
At your favorite Grocery store

The numbers on the license plate
Displayed on your car
The numbers of the miles
You have traveled so far

The number of your SSI
The number of your ASN
The number of your Rural Route
Way back when

The numbers on that wall clock
To the numbers on your thermometer
The numbers on your calendar
The numbers on your chronometer

The numbers on our microwave
The numbers on your thermostat
The numbers on your bathroom scales
To remind you “you’re to fat”

The number on your bank account
And your savings too
The numbers on each check
That is written by you

The numbers on your menu
At your favorite café
The total of which dictates to you
How much you eat today

The number on each coin
The numbers displayed on each bill
The numbers of what’s left for you
From the café “till”

The number on your prescription drug plan
The number of pills taken each day
The high cost of these pills
The money that you pay

The number on my blood pressure machine
Numbers on my sugar intake
Taken each morning
Soon after I awake

Once you have passed on
These numbers will be erased
On some newborn
These numbers will be placed
Monte L. Manka 02-15-2014