They call to him

The master of coin finding - relaxing on our porch.
The master of coin finding - relaxing on our porch. | Source
The master with his trusty companion.
The master with his trusty companion. | Source

They Call To Him

By A. Gagliardi


He spots their roundness yards away.

Whatever else he sees, I cannot say

But anyway, his gift dismays me

he sees cold hard cash. He is one with them.

Yes. He detects coinage in all

their calibrated hiding places

playing peek-a-boo in the grasses,

sleeping along the edge of the road - nestled

amongst the fallen leaves,

peeping from the concrete lip

of the sidewalk as we stroll hand in hand.

He sees each and every one.

They call to him, ringing out their round sound.

Summoning, beckoning – exclaiming their presence. Pick me!

Pick me! They shout for him.

As a homing pigeon he spies their curvature

of green or darkest brown,

the coins not one other person has found.

They signal and he hears their ballooned sphere -

hollow and muted, yet distinctively there.

He picks them up, caresses their continuity


. . . and gives them all to me.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Very well written and enjoyable to read. Jamie


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Even as bad as my eyesight is, I can still see the glint of a coin in the glow of a streetlight.


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agaglia 4 years ago Author

jamann & aviannovice, thank you for reading and for commenting. Some of those coins are quite well hidden.


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kevins blog52 3 years ago from southern Indiana

Very witty, I liked it a lot, you are very talented , thank you for sharing.


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agaglia 3 years ago Author

Kevins blog52, thanks for the comment. I'm glad you liked it.

This poem was just published in the Southwest Journal, here in Minneapolis, in their poetry section. - coincidentally, the day before my husband's birthday.


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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

hi agaglia. This was so original and funny. I found a $20 bill in a shopping cart once. I still have the occasional dream of finding coins. I guess your hubby has perfected his sixth-sense about actually finding them.

I stopped by to tell you something but felt it only appropriate to read a couple of your hubs that appealed to me. I wanted to thank you for inspiring my latest hub about how overindulgent parenting creates self-centered kids. In your comment on my hub about annoying behaviors of self-centered people, you expressed an interest in learning more so I did it! Thanks again, glad I stopped by to read your work.


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agaglia 3 years ago Author

janshares,

thank you for your comment. I'm glad you stopped to read my stuff too. And I will be back to your hubs soon.

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