Winnow

When I was a child
I was given a pile of coins,
Asked to separate them,
To group them,
To parse them out.

Once the pennies and dimes
Were in their own piles
I was asked to choose:

The pile of thirty pennies
Or the ten dimes?

The dimes were smaller.
There were less of them,
And I thought
the pennies were prettier.

I took the pennies.

I made the right decision.

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