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Creative License


By Rowan Finley Published about a month ago 1 min read
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Today, I went to the DMV to get my creative license.

When I got there, they asked me if I had twelve different things...

- My signed social security card

- My passport

- A piece of mail with my current address

- My last receipt from Wal-Mart

- A copy of my diploma and high school transcript with a complete list of all my teachers and their credentials at the time that they taught the course(s)

- My vaccination records since birth

- A copy of the obituary postings from all four of my grandparents

- A polygraph test completed within the last year

- A psychiatric assessment

- Finger printing

- A detailed list of the type of creative things that I planned on creating for the next 12.5 years

- A negative covid-19 test result

~ ~ ~

Of course I didn't have any of these twelve things...

So, I went home, hid in my closet, turned on my potters wheel and started creating clay pots...

...without a creative license from the DMV.


About the Creator

Rowan Finley

Father. Academic Advisor. Musician. Writer. Aspiring licensed mental health counselor. My real name is Jesse Balogh.

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Comments (3)

  • Angie the Archivist 📚🪶about a month ago

    Very cute poem. I was quite disappointed to learn you didn’t have ‘A copy of the obituary postings from all four of my grandparents… - A polygraph test completed within the last year’🤣

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    The DMV should be a four-letter curse word...you've nailed it!

  • Colleen Waltersabout a month ago

    I absolutely love this! Do you have a potter’s wheel? That would be a lot of fun - maybe not in the closet, but it would be a blast-

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