Justin Skolnick lives and works in Portland.

Making Millions

Originally posted to justin.revision8.com on in Cary, Illinois

Dust clouds drift through morning sunlight
to settle on the leather chair
she pesters with a feather wand —
particles scatter to her floor.

Our next alchemist, like our last,
will be American — Some god
whose new device will gather dust
and spin it into spools of gold.