|Outside Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, VA|
my Walmart greeter smiles, says
he summited the mountain this summer
'i been there,' i answer.
only, he's legless, childhood illness
leaving just torso & arms
'it's all so big & so little
i buy carrots & other groceries
'keep the pennies'
wave as i pass him,
Over at dVerse Poets today Victoria is helping us build symbolism into our poetry for MeetingTheBar. I put a few symbols in there, but this is based on a true story of a student at the local university who summited the tallest mountain in VA on his hands this summer. See you @ dVerse when it opens at 3 pm EST.
Told in 55 words as well for my friend g-man.