My second poem for today is also, like the first, a challenge from Mike Hopkins of http://mistakenforarealpoet.wordpress.com/
During a session of gay banter and witty repartee, we both joked that we would produce poems about double-entry bookeeping.
He’s already done his, which can be enjoyed at http://mistakenforarealpoet.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/double-entry-accounting/
And now here is mine.
It’s hard to keep track
of all of life’s assets.
To maintain the ledger of gratitude.
And count one’s blessings.
Sometimes there is an inexplicable gap.
An unexpected loss,
difficult to trace to its origins.
Forgetfulness often leaves an asset unregistered,
left to grow dusty in the scrolls
so that in making my annual report
I am confronted with a short-fall.
Left feeling lessened.
But Manucci showed me the way
Simply see each asset
as having a corresponding liability.
Each credit as having its own debit.
Keep the books tidy.
And gradually reach trial-balance.