The shop assistant hands me an apple.  I hand over my last dollar bill.

The greenback – we save it, squander it, win or lose it.  It grants to the wealthy, status and power.  To those less fortunate, despair and desperation.

I stole it.  Watching my family suffer, day after day, left me no option.  I’ve become a fugitive.  All the greenbacks in the world can’t help me now.

The park is my sanctuary.  Lying on the grass surrounded by the first shoots of spring, I bite into my apple.

Nature’s green glory, unscathed by the greenback, warms my soul.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
11 months ago

Hello, Linda. It is a unique story for the theme of green. I didn’t expect that the greenback is a US Paper dollar (sounds like I am too ignorant of some words- sorry for that). Thanks for adding a new word to my vocabulary, Linda. I am too much thankful… Read more »

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
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11 months ago

You’re most welcome, Linda. Thanks for lifting my spirit and morale.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
11 months ago

True, Linda, that a dollar or “greenback” holds different meaning to different people.

Allan Neil
Allan Neil(@allan-neil)
10 months ago

Chilling but good. I see them all around and constantly on the TV. The dispossessed, the homeless, the hopeless. I hate to think what will happen to this girl, which I guess was your motive in writing this little masterpiece.

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