Hans Ostrom

Silver Star - 4,099 Points (1954 / California)

Cashier, Hardware Store - Poem by Hans Ostrom

“The days don’t
seem to go fast,
but the months do.

Is it that time again?
Is it time to insulate?
You couldn’t pay me

to live over there
unless they build
a second bridge.”


Comments about Cashier, Hardware Store by Hans Ostrom

  • (5/12/2009 3:29:00 AM)


    Has the feel of a found poem. The edge of the ordinary. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/18/2007 6:41:00 PM)


    This poem has the same paucity ued in 'Career' The reader is left on their own to figure out why it will take another bridge. We assure it beacuse of heavy slow traffic. Again, in their life, the days seem to drag on. You infer that they sleepwalk through until something happens to remind them a big chunck of time has gone by. 'Is it that time again? ' Good use of this style of poem.
    Tom
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 4, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011


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