Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Eternal K-Mart Layaway Odyssey

image borrowed from bing

The Eternal K-Mart Layaway Odyssey

Every summer, skinny and poor,
and the survivor of a constant war,
I collected aluminum cans.
And sold them for ten cents a pound
at Recycled Joe’s.

Our mother earth breeds nothing
feebler than a man.

Late August, and I was desperately
trying to earn enough cash
to make the last payment
on my new school clothes.

Sherman Alexie

Posted over on Raleigh Review

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