Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Found Poetry, Part 1

Found Poetry is a collection of words that was not written for the purpose of being poetic, but someone discovers hidden poetry inside of them. I see this sometimes in the world around me, whether it's in a list of instructions, a description of some thing, or just someone's casual questions or remarks. I have decided to look for some poetry in unlikely places, and I'll post them as I see them.

(Although anyone reading this might think it's total crap, which is okay with me.)
The first place I looked was none other than the non-poetic IRS website. At the bottom of one of the FAQ pages is a sad question about a parent claiming dependency of a child:

My child
Was stillborn.
He died
Right before
He was delivered.
Can I claim
My child?