Poem: Charlestown, Massachusetts (1947)

By: Robert A. Davies


Bunker Hill Monument up the street!
18 year old discoverer
come to gather signatures for Wallace.

Iron beds wall to wall,
such old people he has never seen
and they so eager to see him.

Though sensing an inappropriateness
he goes from bed to bed.
But their signing is a gift to them
(for some, an angel come to visit).
The things he is just beginning to know.

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