The Penny by Josiah Hall
I read an article about a rare penny.
It had a small misprint on the face.
The defect was so small that experts had to confirm its authenticity.
The penny sold for $20,000 in an auction.
It makes me wonder what treasures
Have passed through my pockets.
I thought by now I'd have found
Those great elusive riches.
Under the guise of the mundane,
What fantastic things wait?
Perhaps a faithful new friend,
Or a blessing, just for you.
What a shame and a sight to see,
That biting thought that one life,
Lies out of reach, by your choice.
I bet I could have been rich once.
The other day, I paid for a drink with a handful of quarters.
I could have sworn that George Washington was giving me the finger
On every single one of them.