will they pause before spending it,
wondering first if they really need it,
the rocket launchers and new Navy ships,
tax breaks for oil companies and General Electric,
fences at the Mexican-U.S. border.
I pause before I spend money
for a new pair of jeans when the old
ones only have small holes that don't show,
I pause before buying organic food which
is more than twice as expensive as conventional,
although I might end up buying it to save
someone from pesticides and herbicides.
At least I think about it.
Those dollars I sent were hard-earned,
I hope they are well spent.