A DOLLAR BILL by Gaylia Kenslow – Stogsdill


This dollar bill – It ain’t the same – that you gave me today –

But yet it does resemble it – in several different ways.

I’ll keep the other and the note – to read in future days –

But you helped me with the levy book – and that I can’t repay.

So except that tabulation as a favor – Owed to you –

And take this back and spend it – and do it pdq!!!


Gaylia Kenslow – Stogsdill


Written for Rhee Coleman. She sent me a note with the dollar. It read: It’s worn and shabbily but negotiable – and that’s what counts. Keep this. This was a contract between us – and I simply wouldn’t have asked you to do the job without reimbursement.


Copyright Roy Richard

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