Friday, February 26, 2010

Legal Tender


A forty-year-old woman
dressed as the Statue of Liberty,

holding up a red-white-and-blue sign
about mortgage rates, waving

at traffic from the sidewalk,
lips set, smile dead

on the ground —
put that on your bill and smoke it.

(first publication)


Updates:
“Legal Tender” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

My thanks to Lynn Behrendt for adding yesterday’s dream, Cucumbers, to the Annandale Dream Gazette.

In the Forum: cooling toads.

2 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

tempting !

William Michaelian said...

Yes, maybe if we put poor mothers on our currency instead of founding fathers, we will think twice about the meaning of money....