Unmarked Bills

There was no message,

just a photo of his face in the mailbox.

It was delivered in a plain envelope, so

I guessed he had brought it himself.

Stuck to the fridge with a bumblebee magnet,

I lived with it, dry eyed,

for several weeks before

I thought to check the back and saw:

“$25,000 in unmarked bills. Tomorrow. Corner of

Sunset and Hope.”

And I thought to myself:

“this must be that time in my life when everything

goes wrong. For instance, I don’t even know

what unmarked bills are.”

28 May 2010
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