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)

“Legal Tender” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

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

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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....