“The Ten-Foot Pole Store,” by Jim George

Aug 20th, 2019 | By | Category: Poetry

Ten-Foot Poles
Now on sale!
Stop on down
To 10th & Dale.
They’re just the thing
(And don’t cost much)
For all the things
You wouldn’t touch.
Assorted colors
Sized the same—
Ten-foot tall
(As per the name).
They’re two for one
So you won’t fear
Twice the things
You won’t go near.
Don’t be fooled
By other sizes;
Five-foot poles
Are compromises.
Avoidance is
Good for the soul,
And nothing says it
Like a pole.


Jim George is a writer-artist-songwriter-musician from Reading, PA. His fiction, poems and artwork have appeared (or will appear) in Otoliths, The MOON, The Sea LetterThe EarFleas On The DogPraxisANONThe Disappointed HousewifeHock Spit SlurpQueen Mob’s Tea House, The Five-Two, and Angry Old Man; his nonfiction has been published in Playboy, Cinema Retro, and Best Classic Bands; and his songs have been used in television and film. Jim Shorts, his first book, is a humorous collection of wordplayful stories, poems, and line drawings, available as a PDF from the author. More information at: https://byjimgeorge.wordpress.com

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