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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Death · #1536247
a quick exercise (without editing) for RedRidingHood's P. Newsletter
blackberry in hand, chatting away
his muffled voice a cloud of sincerity
among the money hungry employees
eating a quick lunch, he looks the part,
his dearly departed mother always said,
but with her millions inherited so recently
time steals money, too much of either
is like hanging on a cliff and never knowing
when to let go, if you fall, all the cash in the world
cannot put a smile onto another dead face…


letting go
[2009.7.3…a]

The deformed saying is "time is money." It has become "time steals money".
Written in under ten minutes, according to RedWritingHood♡WDC 's exercise. No editing is present here in this draft. Edited versions will be posted later at the end of this same item.



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This afternoon's revision:

blackberry in hand, chatting away
his muffled voice a cloud of sincerity
among the money hungry golden boys
eating a quick lunch, he looks the part,
his dearly departed mother always said,
but with her millions inherited so recently
time steals money, too much of either
is like hanging from a cliff and trying
never to let go, falling, an oasis of dollars
cannot put a smile on another dead face…


letting go
[2009.7.3…a]


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