Friday, April 11, 2008

I am slowly catching up to April with this #4 NaPoWriMo!

My Near-Mint Thomas Jefferson Dollar

Winking at me from across my desk
is my near-mint Thomas Jefferson dollar;
it reminds me of The J-Man himself
but also of things named after him --
the first-borns, the avenues, the Shih Tzus
and I knew a biker in San Antonio
with a bullhorn he said
made him feel like The President --
I wish now that I had asked him
which president (maybe it was
ol' TJ himself!)

I don't think about currency
or America, I think more about
Lindsay and Ann and Tom;
Lindsay and Ann cause
they live on Jefferson St.,
and Tom cause his initials
are Tommy James.

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