Dimes to Quarters
Dirty corners on the dime
where the lint
attached itself to hopes.
Spent so unwisely in a wishing fountain.
A wishing fountain made of porcelain
In Spain, or in France, or in Baltimore.
The dime held no value.
The quarters were all gone.
In the wish box.
Spent so unwisely in a machine.
A bolt turning machine made of steel and glass.
In balls, and bands, and stickers.
Deal out the wishes.