So a friend and I were talking about using poetry as a means of monetary exchange, and I recall having written a draft proposal for that a few years ago. After rummaging around the half-crumpled pages in my scattered brain, and finding nothing, I've decided to re-write it again, here:
Proposal for Use of Poetic Forms as a Means of Monetary Exchange!
A Couplet for a loaf of bread or a cup of coffee
A Haiku for a few bags of groceries
A Limerick for a utility bill
A Villanelle for a medical procedure
A Sonnet to buy a car
An Epic in lieu of a mortgage