Friday, July 2, 2021

Service Station Attendant

There is a man who still pumps gas
at the station on the state highway

because he is old school
and wears khaki pants and a white shirt,

goes to church and mows a widow’s lawn.
He has no keyboard to talk to planet Earth.

He believes in service and rectitude
and sending people on their way,

their final destinations a mystery
he has decided he can live with

since even the stars at night
decline to explain in a language he can understand

why people move about the way they do,
the why of their wanderings, or of heaven.

~William Hammett

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