Dawn View Money

I would like to have money
   the color of this dawn
where a green light blinks
   on the Jersey shore

jingling in my pocket
   when I went uptown --
I'd buy the paper with
   a piece of that sky --

What news that would be,
Cool smoky rose purple
   wicked eyes laughing
   changeless change changing,
O my currency.

copyright © 1998 Gordon Fitch