Taking You With Me [Today's News Poem, March 23, 2011]
Think of all those dollars saved,
While coasting on an outbound wave:
Farallon Islands your grave,
The seagulls laugh and pitch their wings
Over smoke the city sings.
Release the cremains in charred strings.
Smoking dollar, hear me holler.
Prise my coffin, drop the money
Off; I'll take it with me
Leaving ash behind.
"San Francisco firefighters are paid 18.3 percent above market compared to other fire departments in the region. And when you break it down by hourly pay, they're paid 34 percent over market."
—Heather Knight, City Insider, San Francisco Chronicle, March 23, 2011
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