Dimes

Don’t lord over me
with philanthropic
plans; I did not ask

you to sacrifice
for a cause you were
not invited to

Your dimes are too costly
to line my pockets with,
their grip much too strong –

I’d sink under the weight
lurking beneath Roosevelt’s
smug expectations

Copyright © 2015 by Amaryllis Torres · All Rights Reserved ·

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