|November, 07's JOURNEYS SHARED
offering is a poem from one of our readers.
THE POWER OF A PENNY
A little short, I pay the balance due on
a large cup of coffee at the general store
with a few extra pennies.
Some small talk then with the owner
about their personal value - you know,
squashing them on the tracks of the great
Trans-Canadian Railway when we were kids,
using one for a fuse during a thunderstorm,
or as material for making pendants while
he was a machinist in the Pacific Fleet.
An excuse, really, to talk about nothing,
and everything, simply spending time over
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