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April 8, 2010
If I had a nickel…

If you had a nickel,
Mother, dearest

The bills wouldn’t yellow
And the lights would stay

If you had a nickel
Nothing would matter
Because, Mother, dearest

Nickels weigh more than broken hearts
And nickels fill stomachs faster than
The bones of
old dreams

If you had a nickel
It wouldn’t matter
Because if you had a nickel

You wouldn’t have me.

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