Poem: Lifetime Pass

The Poetic Hill


Keith David Parsons says he is “a native of West Virginia, USA, living in Washington, DC, and less conflicted about it than you might think.”

He believes a poem without a message is “like a big hole without spikes at the bottom – why would you dig it?”

Parsons is a member of the DC Poetry Collective (www.dcpoetrycollective.com), which recently published its first anthology of poems, “iNK BLOTS, Vol. 1” (see review in The Literary Hill). Find Keith David Parsons on Twitter @Kristophanes and Instagram @keithdavidparsons.

Lifetime Pass
It is just $80 for an
America the Beautiful
lifetime senior pass
to Shenandoah National Park
a steal really and
26 miles away
in historic Charlottesville
in 1827 Rachel
a 50-year-old item
of the Monticello estate
could have bought
her remaining years
for just $5 more.

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