Follow the Money

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Follow (blank),” replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

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Follow the Money

Deep Throat’s insight
into political corruption
is more true in today’s swamp
than it was in that parking garage.

Scum rises to the top
and a senator
is the best investment
a corporation can make.

But money doesn’t motivate me.
Business is boring,
finance frustrating,
politics puerile.

Should I disappear without explanation
or you find my corpse in a ditch like Poe’s,
don’t follow the money.
Cherchez la femme!

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4 Responses to Follow the Money

  1. Lisa Tomey says:

    Superb finale!

  2. othermary says:

    I had to laugh at your last line!

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