Poem: Made for Each Other | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Poem: Made for Each Other 

Nobody will ever love you
like your money,
the way it clings,
so reluctant to leave,
the sorrow it evokes
when it passes on to others.
How often you think of it
there with them,
making them happy,
yet irrepressible
in its longing,
what it goes through
to reassure
it is only about you,
awaiting your touch
in your wallet, or clip,
and, when you awaken,
clumped together in servitude
in change and crumpled bills
on your bureau,
even sending statements
through the mail!
And the reverie.
How bright it was
when first you met,
that single shining coin,
how reaffirming
when held close.
How often have you
almost lost it entirely,
only to have it return,
made small,
yet pleading
for your attention.
How it struggled
through your efforts
to find you,
saying, Here I am,
with you again at last.
It could always be like this.

Tags: ,

Speaking of Poetry

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Powerhouse Theater Training Company presents 12 Ophelias @ The Mug at Vassar College

Powerhouse Theater Training Company presents 12 Ophelias

Sun., July 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Mon., July 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m. — Powerhouse Theater Training Company will feature 12 Ophelias (A play with broken...
“Tight” Screenprint with Alison Byrnes @ Women's Studio Workshop

“Tight” Screenprint with Alison Byrnes

Mon., July 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Through July 28. Use screen-printing as a bridge from painting and illustration,...

View all of today's events

Latest in Poetry

More by Cliff Henderson

Hudson Valley Tweets