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To sum up the year:

Today, while in Oregon, I stopped to get gas. To the stoned-out gas attendant, who had a man-bun And whose name was Jordan, I handed a 100 dollar bill. I waited and watched The Dutch Bro’s line across the median Slowly tick down as the gas dial quickly ticked up. Stop. $30.15 Jordan returned. “Okay, here is 85 cents.” He counts my bills out. “And we have 20 40 60 65 and, uh... 69 dollars.” He shyly smirks. And we both laugh. A laugh shared with a stranger. The opposite of irony is wrinkly And the human connection still remains. Hasta la vista, 2015.

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Date: 1/23/2016 9:29:00 PM
madeline:) Congratulations on having your poem featured in the soups, Home Page. ~SKAT~
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Date: 1/4/2016 11:11:00 PM
Hi, MADELINE, WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun with this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I will enjoy following you and your poetry :) We are Lucky To Have you. Enjoy Poetry Soup:) Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 12/31/2015 8:28:00 PM
Madeline, Welcome to Poetry Soup. It will be a delight to read and become familiar with your poems in the future. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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Date: 1/1/2016 5:50:00 PM
Thank you, Skat. I appreciate the welcoming.
Date: 12/31/2015 6:53:00 PM
Made me smile Madeline - gosh i wish I could get my car filled up for that amount petrol is expensive on our little Island:-( Happy New Year:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/1/2016 5:48:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. It makes me glad that you liked it. Hope you've had a good start to your 2016 year :)