By Jim Farfaglia
Where else can you choose to be
a wheelbarrow or a race car,
a top hat or a terrier – or a thimble,
like you’d find atop Grandma’s finger?
Where else is it OK to take chances,
freely dip into the community chest,
or, with a roll of the dice,
figure out your utility bill?
Where else is money the colors of a rainbow
and green your only choice for house paint?
Where is it possible to collect rent
whenever somebody happens to stop by?
Where else can you hop a train every 10 steps,
make a “right turn only” at each corner,
and find those in need living a stone’s throw
from those who have?
Where else in life do you get the option
to go to jail or just pay a visit,
turn rich or poor in the blink of an eye,
and earn a crisp $200, just for ending up
back where you started?