on the side of the road
sag under the rain.
my friend says
we’re staying dry.
i say that’s good to hear.
meanwhile i’m reading
a lot about the markets
and banks and businesses. bailouts. priorities.
i’d like to see a trillion dollars
or even just a billion (hell a million)
distributed down here by the tracks.
loosen those hundred dollar bills
like butterfly wings,
land them in every palm.