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Mike James: Marriage Proposal — A Found Poem

free estimate



inventory includes

socks, shoes, books, kitchen utensils, tooth paste tubes,

headaches, hard laughs, affection nearly always,

sickness real and imagined,

gravity induced wrinkles and frowns


all this


at your home


you wait


no pressure

sale limited

no lifetime guarantee


Author’s note: Marriage Proposal was taken from an ad for a used car lot. I took the beginning and the end from the ad and made some adjustments in the middle. 


Copyright 2017 Mike James

One comment on “Mike James: Marriage Proposal — A Found Poem

  1. triciaknoll
    April 29, 2017

    I love it. A triumph of the found poem genre.


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