How She Spends Her Time

orange daylily

 

Nature’s disbursement, copper

pennies (ticking time bombs) tap

out her allotment hour by

hour. Rich or poor, sinner or

.

 

saint, all receive one thousand,

four hundred and forty. Hers

used to slip through her fingers

like water, burning a hole

.

in her pocket on Pay Day.

But when her economy

collapsed, she diversified

her portfolio, making

.

investments in her children,

marriage, self – a penny saved

is a penny worth spending

on a day such as this one.

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