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paperbird

United States

Message to Readers

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all i need is a little rain and a little money

January 17, 2019

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my tongue aches from the eye-breaking dry
and the dusty sun drips like a popsicle, spreading
sticky entrails on the scattered hills.
so show me a nicer, natural place
where rain falls like quarters
and lightning lashes as a great
ten dollar bill, greenish on the darkened night.
i want to see flowers
whose petals are coins:
glistening dimes and
stale pennies
and i want to look at the trees
and compare the greens to
the contents of my pockets,
spread into my hands like
paper fans.
i want to eat my money like mangos
and let the juice roll down my chin
i savor the sweet and crunch on spice---
i can never have enough worth;
i can never have enough rain.
 

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6 Comments
  • -writinginhopesofsomeday-

    I love the unique picture that this paints in my head!


    9 months ago
  • loveletterstosappho

    *detailed


    9 months ago
  • loveletterstosappho

    i love this entire thing but especially the lines "and lightning lashes as a great/ten dollar bill, greenish on the darkened night" as well as "i want to eat my money like mangos/and let the juice roll down my chin/i savor the sweet and crunch on spice---" because w h o a, this is such clean, detalied imagery? i'm in awe? incredible.


    9 months ago
  • JCWriter

    This is so interesting! I love the title and the way you put words together in unexpected ways. Good job!


    9 months ago
  • MimiChoudhury

    Sorry Paperbird , I couldn't keep your request. This poem is really wonderful:D


    9 months ago
  • AbigailSauble

    This is very unique ... a good thing, I assure you. ;)


    9 months ago