A Few Loonies

by Fay Aoyagi, Michael Dylan Welch, and Garry Gay

First published in Mariposa #34, spring/summer 2016, page 19 (see images below). Originally written and seasoned at Round Table Pizza in San Francisco (next to Fort Mason) on 13 September 2009.

distant thunder—

a vending machine rejects

my dollar bill Fay

saved from a wet wallet

Zambian kwacha Michael

street musician—

just a few loonies

in her guitar case Garry

strung as an amulet

five-yen coins Fay

Riviera wind—

the one-armed bandit

pays off in euros Michael

at the taco truck

a peso in my change Garry