Thursday, September 24, 2009

one size fits all

it is so big
it takes more than
one of us to manhandle
and roll it along
until we find just
the right candidate
to wear it;

it is so heavy,
our biceps will ache
for days from the strain
of picking it up,
setting it perfectly
upon the shoulders;

while i am busy
adjusting that concrete
necktie on another,
would you mind
sweeping up all
those tiny pebbles
i don't mean to drop
on the floor
in front of everyone
around me?

(c) 2009 Thom M. Shuman

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