June 2008 / Volume Eight / Issue Two
Daniel S. Irwin
Two Dollars

It costs two dollars
for Americans and Canadians
to get their passports stamped
and be able to cross the boarder.
All the Latins and Indians
crossed for free.
My fellow travelers
from Vancouver
bitched about it.
Their land route to Rio
was getting expensive.
I didn't give a rat's ass.
Walking down the road,
I felt the two dollars was
a bargain price for the show
as we watched the border outpost
we had just left
get attacked by rebels
from the jungle.