Socializing

Dedicated to the Grand Marais Post Office

Studying the waves of Superior
Still trying to carve the shore
After twenty thousand years,
I met a local who asked if I
Was having a good time.
Yes, I said, I’ve found two sure
Places to socialize: the bar
Butch tends and the post office
Will Call window.
Butch can introduce you to the
Mushers and tarts, he says, but for
Church folk of other denominations
And family gossip nothing beats
Standing in line for a package.  

Socializing

Adopted Post Office City or Postal Topic: 
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Briefly describe why you chose this theme to represent the USPS: 
I've been in support of this project from the start. Post offices are culturally specific both as architecture and as a social/communal crossroads. Many of my poems are about the nuances of everyday life and so, poems about post offices and their meanings vis a vis my experience of living and working in Minnesota, seem like a natural fit with the intent of po4ever.
Author: 
Gallery Submission
First Name: 
Loren
Last name: 
Niemi