the alley is impossible

Impossibly narrow, impossibly long, and impossibly home, to hundreds.

Elephant is undaunted.

His used new bike has opened all options

It offers the impossible

Shows him what could be

He pauses, sizing up, weighing possibility

Are you sure you want to go that way? It’s pretty tight

He doesn’t respond, just nods, tilts his head slightly

And hits the pedal

Published by Radutti

Teaching in Ha Noi, screwing things up daily but surviving to write about it. ...everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

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  1. The metaphor of something large taking on the challenge at hand with gusto is beautiful right now. We all have to keep our heads up and keep moving forward. Thank you for sharing such a strong poem!


  2. “Impossibly narrow, impossibly long, and impossibly home, to hundreds.” This takes us right there. All your slices are building a beautiful tapestry of where you are for me. I like Elephant’s confidence unfazed by the environ.


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