Cash Flow

June 13, 2012
By , Thousand Oaks, CA
a soft ruffled yellowing five-dollar bill
slapped on the counter of a
7-11 for a Diet Coke.

the looped signature of a
buying their 17-year-old brat
a honking
Range Rover

a welfare check, a food stamp,
all handed in with narrowed eyes and heavy hands

shaking hands stuffing crisp 100s
into a small bag
as they stare into the barrel of the gun
of a masked robber

we all live as

but most of us don't even look to the trees.

paper flows, paper crinkles, paper flies.

the trees stay silent.

paper folds, tears, wears thin.

the trees stay still.

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