Ugly Money

Hair like dead grass, sprouting from the hollows of ears, nose, and the space between a shirt collar. Hands bent, wrecked, cracked, and shaking. Wedding band too small to fit over swollen knuckles. Scarred leather wallet, tucked inside threadbare pocket, itsĀ stamp whispers MadeĀ in Germany, in Vietnam. Watery eyes blink, refocus, determined to read the glaring … Continue reading Ugly Money