Pagsweldo ng tulisan—

when thieves make 
an honest living. 
Meaning: never. 
                Hedge funds, 
philanthropies; billowing 

silk parachutes, insurance-
lined. Earnestly they say 
they've earned 
     their keep, take home 
the coin they worked for.

Between seasons, I'll look 
through closets, putting 
a hand into  
               coat pockets 
for stray quarters and dimes.

If there were hidden 
sacks or sleeves in the skin,
the gold-bent 
            would fleece them.

Would slit the seams 
from throat to hem.


 

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