Brian's Poetic Genius
Congratulations to Brian on his poem US Route 50 appearing in Story South (a really quality web journal) today.
We stopped in Middlegate, Nevada,
to add your shoes to the roadside tree
that held what seemed like thousands.
Shoelaces tied together, old black Reeboks
became a bolo slung through iced air,
but they never hooked a branch.
Few houses, fewer towns, and what
we called towns were a bar, maybe
a gas station, a pale blue tin building
with plywood sign: Lucido Diesel Mech.
I resisted quoting the best part, so go to Story South and read the rest!
The Reebok and the Hwy 50 Shoe Tree