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Regina Derieva, from The Sum Total of Violations


Gold is not in keeping
with these times;
we'll no longer find
either characters of gold
or golden hands
or the golden mean.
and even golden curls
come in a packet.
So, gold has been depreciated;
it would occur to no-one
to lavish it
even on the Danae.