Monday, April 6, 2009

The Longaberger Basket Corporate Headquarters

From Sunday's Poem-A-Day prompt..... (the prompt was to write about a landmark, and this is one I drive past whenever I come from my parents' house back to Columbus)

The Longaberger Basket Corporate Headquarters

It rises above the trees
arched handles all you see
and you assume bridge
from a distance. You assume
it is rational but as you approach
its bulk appears south of the road
woven, windowed, a giant basket
shaped building complete
with outstretched handles
raised upward in supplication,
waiting for god to reach down
and carry it away and place it on a shelf
in his modern country home.

(if anyone is wondering what on earth I'm actually talking about, here is a link with a picture:

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