20 September 2011

Glazed

Glazed ("Walking Purchase" of Pennsylvania 1737) 9/20

This is Edward Marshall’s shoe
the leather is rotted out and crumbling

Under glass permanent forever
pulsing with the history of a great run

How far in a day and a half can man run
if it is to land grab if it is to move west

Here is Shamokin Valley
full of the displaced tribes of Pennsylvania

They are under glass
hidden beneath this stupid shoe