Poems of the Week

Badge R Us

by Julia Griffin

“A badger gets credit for finding Roman coins in a cave in northern Spain”

While badgers’ tastes are various,
They sniff at the denarius,

Though nobody can well prevent ’em
From hoarding aurum et argentum.

For larger coins, they’re really cadgers:
Indeed, you’ll seldom witness badgers

As jubilantly dirty as
When snouting a sestertius.