Now that you know
money is always the meaning
of almost and settled if we’re lucky
to make sense of it all.
Who is expected to respond, personally?
I’m talking to you.
The chances are double spaced and don’t recall
getting your letter about home.

from pages 42-43 of Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976 by Hunter S. Thompson (Simon & Schuster, 2000).