I stood up and accidentally bumped the next lady in line. I’d been down on my knees with my phone camera, looking up at Lindt chocolates and their 99¢ sign. “Um,” I said, “I was taking a picture of the chocolates. It made me think of a project.”
She laughed, obviously not one of those road-rage types, and I turned to the cashier, trying to use my library card as a credit card. Well, you know, when you get an idea that involves questions of chocolate, poetry, and worth, you get a little distracted.
The idea was so simple (and it involved chocolate, at least for me), that I couldn’t resist:
What can you find for 99¢? Take a picture of it and share it in a blog post or on Facebook. If you want to write a poem about it, go ahead. If you want to just eat the evidence (minus the receipt and the photo, of course), that’s also permissible. Okay, and if you find nuts and bolts for 99¢, you might not want to eat those. (However, if you do, we REALLY want a poem about the experience )
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It must have been destiny,
the way you were red
and just short of a dollar,
the way you were sitting
foiled and cool,
racked and wrapped
waiting sweet for me.
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