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Stories From A Wallet

Non descript brown wallet
Slightly bent at the edges
Indent of cards on leather
Inside is a Driver’s license
Credit card
Debit card
Building pass
Right hand side
Photos of children
Train pass
Metro card
Retail card from a drug store chain
Six singles in front
Larger denominations in rear
Five, tens and one twenty
Tucked behind the photos
Is an extra twenty dollar bill.

Thumbing through the wallet
Nothing else is found
Contents spilled out onto a formica desk
A life for all to see
Scrutinized under bright fluorescent light
Nothing extraordinary
Just everyday ordinary.

How do we tell the family?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 1/18/2010 8:12:00 AM
wow a powerful write!i like it
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Date: 12/29/2009 12:16:00 PM
I thank you for writing and sharing your poetry with us here at PoetrySoup Edmund. I offer you warm greeting for the New Year with best wishes to you on your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol
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