I aim to shatter the illusion 

of the quality of money’s embrace

-no matter its finesse 

Even as a masterful lover

it has no empathy for your cri de coeur

-its catalogue littered with broken hearts

…marked by the brevity of its vows 

©Vivian Zems

MLMM Wordle #203

Real Toads ~ Tuesday Platform


Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem

Cri De Coeur (n.)) a passionate appeal, complaint, or protest)