Lottery Woes

Written for:  Poetic Asides #405  Write a money poem.

How unnerved I would be
to win a lottery.
Instead of feeling free–
responsibility.
One issue would be fairness,
absolute awareness
of who should have a share of
these winnings I now bear.
Many a worthy cause
would give reason to pause,
and decide–would I draw straws
or just give it all to paws?

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are in the process of returning to New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Lottery Woes

  1. lily says:

    “and decide–would I draw straws
    or just give it all to paws” … Oy, great question! I love this ending. And I think I would have to go with giving it all to paws. 🙂

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