The Sign Swinger

 

Like a rectangular arrow

The sign Leaps and loops

As shot to the air

From hands held high

Above his head

And to his back

Bent to receive

This cardboard missile

As traffic slows

To watch his dazzling force

This skill that swings

His pride in work

And leaves brigades

Of silent men to drive away

with envy of such youthful grace

An audience to see

This salesmanship

In air and space

 

Ted Goodell

October 1, 2015

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One thought on “The Sign Swinger

  1. Thanks Ted, only you could make the guy holding the cardboard sign on the side of the road poetic….a simple, yet vivid visual image of that obscure and most mundane of talents!

    I hope you and Marie and all of the other creatures in your life are doing well. We are working on getting Rozanne to Sandy-Yago…maybe a cardboard sign that says: “Go now, visit your brother!” will help:)

    Love to all,
    Nephew Paul

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