Debt Collector

My headstone will be a dollar sign
made of cold green marble.
It will not say
“Rest In Peace,”
and it will not tell you
when or how I lived,
nor have any cute anecdotes–
instead, there will be an itinerary
of every time a little
piece of me died because
I could not afford a peaceful life.
I could not even afford
a peaceful death.

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