two quarters
corralled from the console.

gunky nickels
scraped from the cupholder’s hollow.

pennies and dimes
scrounged from a couch cavity

search—before we mobbed
to the bell in our dusty ass chrysler town

& country
& hoped
& prayed

we had enough, just
enough for one

pintos & cheese.

Gark Mavigan is a “prose-fessional,” rapper, and poet based in San Francisco. He’s rocked venues such as The White House and the National Poetry Slam, sharing stages with the likes of Common, D.M.C. (of Run-D.M.C.) and MC Jin. His words can be found in HuffPost, EARMILK, HotNewHipHop, Respect Magazine, Elevator Magazine, and on Taco Bell bathroom stalls nationwide.

Check out Gark on Twitter, Instagram, or his website. Alternatively, you can watch a YouTube video of his dog humping a stuffed animal to Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight.”

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