Unexpected Poetry–Kirksville, MO edition

14Apr09

Here’s a pretty cool Flickr find.  It’s a graffiti poem on an alley wall in downtown Kirksville, MO (home of my alma mater, Truman State University), a town known for nothing if not its aversion to graffiti “poetry”.

kirksville graffiti by wesh.

I remember sitting in the sun
exhausted we sang songs told stories and laid bricks
we waited to be rescued
I remember spelling out our own private resistance
and leaving it as a treasure map
I remember dancing and smiling
in a world meant to break our hearts
Thanks be to Flickr user wesh.
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