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FIND A PENNY (DON'T) PICK  IT UP

that penny bears a wicked curse  
a heavy debt  
an empty purse  
a broken heart  
a heavy load  
warts and cankers  
cancerous nodes  
karmic tangles  
guilty woes  
fungus, fever  
bleakest lows  
tremors, tics  
or balding pate  
unemployment  
empty plates  
if you find it  
let it lay  
better luck  
will come your way
javalini
Written by javalini
Published | Edited 30th Mar 2020
Author's Note
This is for the Superstitions comp.
I had a cluster of warts on my knee when I was a kid, and when Santa asked me what I wanted, I told him I wanted those warts gone. He took a penny, touched...
This is for the Superstitions comp.
I had a cluster of warts on my knee when I was a kid, and when Santa asked me what I wanted, I told him I wanted those warts gone. He took a penny, touched each wart with it, and told me to toss it in the parking lot. Even then I realized someone was going to pick that penny up and get my warts but...I did it anyway. So...to this day I will not pick up a coin I find, even though the warts had to be surgically removed.
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