Numbers Not Amounting

Five hundred and twelve
five hundred and a few more
bits of information
on the tip of everyone’s tongue
what is it for
what is it for?

Two hundred months
almost nine hundred weeks
we raise our children
to be independent
and not ask why
or what is it for?

Few hundred and a half
a few hundred and fifty more
crisp dollar bills
fresh from the bank
thanks to the boss
that’s all there is.

Sixteen thousand and fourteen
pennies in the water jug
guess how many and win
a bag of groceries
business is business
and makes no sense.

The twenty-two-year-old
teller behind the counter
counts out the social
security for the widow
what’s left over
is mad money.

Five hundred and twelve
five hundred and a few more
bits of information
on the tip of everyone’s tongue
what is it for
what is it for?

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