Saturday, February 16, 2013


If I could pick up
all the heads-up
Lincoln pennies

from every
parking lot
food court
truck stop
farmer's market
wishing fountain
in America

and invest them all
in the man with the
cardboard diploma:

WW II Veteran
17 years sober
Will work for food

then I might put
more faith
in superstition

and give his
"God Bless You"
greater currency


Charles Gramlich said...

Very Nice play on words there at the end.

Sarah Hina said...

Thanks, Charles.

Aniket Thakkar said...

The sad part is after reading this there would be many:
parking lots
food courts
truck stops
farmer's markets

who would get busy putting all the pennies heads-down.

Have you read Ender's Game? You must have. I just read it a couple of days back. If one could look past Scott Card's real life ridiculous political stands, the book says a lot about human behaviour.