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when my dad sold the vw rabbit to three asians
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he came home the next day
 1
with a case of crown royal
 2
and five silver bars.
 3
 
 
they were the size
 4
of a good shit
 5
but heavy beyond reason.
 6
 
 
i used them to build a fort
 7
for my g.i. joes
 8
but eventually he put them
 9
on top of his dresser.
 10
 
 
they collected dust
 11
for the next twelve years,
 12
 
 
until i was coming off amphetamines
 13
but didn't want to be.
 14
 
 
i took the greyhound
 15
home from college
 16
in the middle of the day,
 17
 
 
climbed up there
 18
and palmed one.
 19
 
 
i had no idea
 20
what it was worth.
 21
 
 
when the coin dealer in solon
 22
counted out twenty-five
 23
twenty dollar bills
 24
i went cotton mouth
 25
and my pupils dilated.
 26
 
 
it was gone in three days
 27
of crank
 28
and tainted vagina.
 29
 
 
i think
 30
i’ve apologized for it
 31
more than once
 32
over the phone
 33
during times of severe impairment,
 34
 
 
but i can't remember,
 35
 
 
and we never talk.
 36

11 Feb 07


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