Coin Of The Realm

Xeno tried

to mentally collapse the bicentennial quarter every day at lunch

focused, perspiring

as the others ate their simple meals

of tortillas, beans and rice.



And once

he thinks he might have done

but for sweet Pochita's usual midday game

of cat and mice.


So still

he fasts away the highest sun

imagining less space

between matters

in the radius of his coin's toss.

Coin Of The Realm

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