semantikon feature literature
Nov. 2005
Jeff Crouch
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Jeff Crouch is a writer and amateur artist in Grand Prairie, Texas. He plays at art as though it were a game of hide and go seek. His writing has recently appeared in Above Ground Testing, The Dream People, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and Underground Window with more forthcoming works to be published in semantikon and Lunatic Chameleon.
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  Lincoln in bubblegum
            stuck to the Dairy Queen wall

 when Honest Abe falls, there must be another

 I mount my penny on the Dairy Queen wall
  with a big wad of my favorite cherry-flavored

 having ordered my usual

 next in line for drive-up now,
  I count forty-nine Lincolns in a half-foot square

 these are the pennies that don’t make dollars