Dead Money

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I had some dollars
stashed away
I went to get them out
the other day.
I found what they buy
was half as much
than when I put
them in the bank.
I have some quarters
I want to change to dollars
but spending makes them martyrs.
I'll keep the quarters.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

I don't understand deflation or inflation - but there is no more penny candy. Pennies have no value at all actually - slc

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