National Poetry Month: April 12th

April 12, 2013

Pachyderm by Sherman Alexie

1. Sheldon decided he was an elephant.
2. Everywhere he went, he wore a gray t-shirt, gray sweat pants, and gray basketball shoes.
3. He also carried a brass trumpet that he’d painted white.
4. Sometimes he used that trumpet as a tusk.
5. Then he’d use it as the other tusk.
6. Sometimes he played that brass trumpet and pretended it was an elephant trumpet.

© Nick Brandt

This poem was selected by Jarrett D. (The Loft)

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