Loose Change

It’s Quadrille Monday over at the dVerse Poets Pub!

Do you ever think

about me? Does my

existence enhance yours

in the slightest, or is my presence

in your life akin to clear gelatin?

And if I suddenly disappeared,

I wonder if you’d notice

the absence of loose change

jingling in your pocket.



usanWritesPrecise/Susan Marie Shuman

Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

20 thoughts

  1. oh wow – the use of the image of gelatin really struck a fresh chord here – well done! and the closing, the loose change idea – of being “in pocket” is a perfect ending to this tight 44 –
    cool as a cucumber this wording –

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