Coin

of the realm
real

even when plucked
from a magician’s ear

or exchanged
for better weather

its very ununiqueness
gives it value

its modularity
makes it fit to toss

edged in ridges
like a worn gear

it’s what one does
to new phrases

hoping they’ll
gain currency

mettle tested
between the teeth

unreal moon
eyelid for a corpse

legal
tender

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3 Replies to “Coin”

      1. Good! I was hoping at least some readers would catch that. Thanks.

        So glad this stands up to the light of day. I strung it together last night when I was beyond exhaustion, with barely two neurons to rub together.

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