Growing up, I saw many people hitchhiking on major highways. The other day, I was startled to see a young man waving money as he hitchhiked along HWY 13. He was not looking at traffic, just walking and waving the cash. I wrote the image down.
In “Priceless,” I tried to imitate the message of that television commercial, from a credit card company. In this poem, I am sharing several television images, collected from the past week, that I hope express the theme of the title.
A young man walks along the highway,
waving paper money. A driver
texts, four men push a car to the gas
station, orange paint sprayed on the pavement,
arrows pointing to an outline
two steps from the curb.
— Todd Sukany 31 Oct 2012