by Jim Farfaglia
All For a Dollar
It still buys the daily paper,
a couple of postage stamps
or a cup of coffee at the diner.
It still lights the eyes of a child
and brings a smile to their face
when we buy a streetside lemonade.
It still folds up neatly
and slips into a bucket at holiday time;
yes, it still funds a dream – ours or another’s.
And it still holds its purpose
as we hold one in our hand –
Mr. Washington looking up in earnest,
reminding us to use it for the good.