it isn’t likely the painter mentions why in his diary
closemouthed cuss with a paintbrush and a smile you can call it
I call it longitude and latitude
the rest of the coin its standing edge
the distance passed the breadth of the currency is this
and that and the other thing as well
it bears repeating over and over again like a die-stamped piece
Christopher Mulrooney is the author of flotilla (Ood Press). His work has recently appeared in Lost Coast Review, Black Mirror Magazine, POOL, Lullwater Review, The Seventh Quarry, Hart House Review,Of/with: journal of immanent renditions, and Pretty Owl Poetry .