Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Variety Lights

getting paid is so much more visceral
when you get paid in cash

sliding all those little bills
all the varying shades of green and grey
into the autoteller's slot

the feel of that paper
that isn't paper
between your fingers
as the machine takes possession

their names invented
by denomination
on the slip of white paper
the machine gives you back

they're listed by number
an attempt at anonymity
but you can still see their faces
smiling back at you

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