QUESTION MARK

Bent forward strap to brow
torso a question mark from head to spine

flip flops bare legs slowly
pumping along

five metal suitcases tiered into a leaning tower
twice your length

When you reach their destination
will you lie down,

stretch …and let it all go,
or turn round, bone-bent

beneath a shadow
load? The answer asked of you:

To pile on someone else’s
needs and wants

for your tarnished dime’s
worth of labor

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