Half Drunk Muse Poetry


Five is the Key by Richard Denner

Five is the number of change.
Four are the quarters.
A fourth is a quarter.
A quarter is change.

Four quarters make a whole.
Five nickels in a quarter.
A quarter hovers in the air
amid smoky conversation.

Four are the fingers.
The fifth is a thumb.
Two fingers in a shot.
A fifth is a lot.

Three is one
before four.
All is more
than most.

Four is for squares.
Five is a head
high in the town
up to the aether.

View bio for Richard Denner Published in All Poems 1999-2004

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Half Drunk Muse was one of the first poetry ezines. It was founded in 1999 and ceased publication in 2006.

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