And now our prompt: Wallace Stevens famously wrote that “money is a kind of poetry.” So today, I challenge you to write about money! It could be about not having enough, having too much (a nice kind of problem to have), the smell, or feel, or sensory aspects of money. It could also just be a poem about how we decide what has value or worth.

This was my take on a money poem:

Sides of a coin

Shell it out
spend it like water
have a good run for it
and see it as no object.

Spend it on old rope
pour it down a drain
fail to grow it on trees
and part a fool from it.

Spend an arm and a leg
put it where your mouth is
keep an eye on it
and pay through the nose.

Be made of it
have more of it than sense
bet your bottom dollar
it will burn a hole in your pocket.