Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spare Change 160

Sitting splay legged
with her back to the curb,
she examines the dollar
she was handed
as if it were counterfeit
or perhaps
she had not seen paper money before.
If you wish to take the challenge, here is a quick look at the rules.

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The Sunday 160 only uses 160 characters (including spaces).
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Katherine said...

Do you write of a scene you've seen? When I read this I envisage a homeless person who is living some troubled I correct in my analysis of this.
A thought provoking 55 Mr Monkey!! Hope you've had a cracker of a weekend!
Cheers Kath

Brian Miller said...

your 160 speaks volumes, welcome to our improving economy. smiles.

my 160 is up.

speaking of which, how's your search going?

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

very optimistic Sunday 160.
thank you for the fun!

mine is up.

Me said...

Very effective descriptions...I can see this as clearly as if it were happening right in front of me. Great 160!

I've got one up now, too.

Caty said...

super 160! I see a little five or six year old in amazement of her first dollar allowance. Of course, that was just my interpretation :) Thanks for the thought inspiring 160 :) oh, mine's up too

f82bfat said...

it perfectly depicts the life of the homeless in my mind. I pass them everyday when i walk the dogs. "do I have a cigarette?'"do I have spare change?". Every path and every street corner. And always I want to ask "how did you come to be homeless and alone in the world?"....but I never ask, just hurry on by. So who is the more pitiful, them or me? Great thought provoking 160. I posted 2's been that kind of a weekend.

Unknown said...

I could see this as a kid, or as a retarded or otherwise impaired street person.

Mine is here.

Cheryl said...

For me, it conjured up an image of the children of the homeless. Heartbreaking and thought-provoking.

Mine's up. (Sorry it includes another meme first; just feel they go together).

Marla said...

Wonderful. Made me think and that is always a plus.

Maude Lynn said...

This paints such a vivid picture!

Evalinn said...

Nicely observed!

Monkey Man said...

This was from an experience I had yesterday in downtown Portland. A woman handed a panhandler a dollar and the panhandler began examining it in a most unusual way, hence my 160.

Anonymous said...

Hi & what an excellent 160 to start off this Sunday, very descriptive,& kinda sad, well done.

have completed mine its at

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Powerful 160, MM! She is probably used to coins.

moondustwriter said...

she was wondering how she could make it grow

mine is up

Happy Sunday all

PattiKen said...

Just discovered this, and here I come, screeching in just under the wire.

My offering is up here.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

she's obviously a change gal. Notes do it for me however... :-)

Nice work.

Larry said...

so sorry for being so late but it's ten till midnight so its still sunday just follow the link.

Gone Fishin

Thanks For reading Larry
"This Blog Of Mine"

Claudya Martinez said...

She must not live in San Francisco.

On a side note: word verification is asking me to type in "mantra".