Rabbit Money Tree by Jeff Bagato

Rabbit picks a hole in bank wall
with an axe, bleeding money
into a burlap bag
leaping gleeful as the fountain
flows green—“Payday
needed only once a year!”
When out pops shotgun
eyes of steel rod law man
standing just beyond—Rabbit chops
down and bends it flat
scraping hard against red brick
for reflicted explosion
muffled by insulating wall;
when the green bloodmoney
runs streaks of red,
declare contamination,
run up the alley, screaming
for a new one
to be so bold—

“My bag is full
of capital dreams
and I’m for super
market nightstore
of the playground

Jeff Bagato is a writer and electronic musician living near Washington, DC. Some of his poetry has appeared in Zoomoozophone Review, Otoliths, Clockwise Cat, Zombie Logic Review, Full of Crow, Exquisite Corpse, and Chiron Review. His most recent book of poems, Savage Magic, came out in early 2016. Other poetry books include And the Trillions and Spells of Coming Day. He has also published several science fiction novels, including The Toothpick Fairy, Computing Angels, and Dishwasher on Venus. A blog about his writing and publishing efforts can be found at http://jeffbagato.wordpress.com.

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