“I was 26 years old and working at my third Sears store in Columbia, South Carolina. The district manager approached me and asked me ‘what I was doing?’
"And if we continue to cooperate...we can create a joyful world in which everyone can live in prosperity and happiness."
Poet, expat, and California native Charlie Snyder waxes poetic after passing through Wilmington, Delaware.
She used to anticipate talking and touching vegetables; a cabbage in the palm of her hand, its aroma sharing stories of sun and soil.
So much emotion they conjure, so many thoughts does it summon/That unanswered question of “Ain’t I a woman”
Philadelphia is familiar, like that uncle or cousin in your family—the one who has his life together now but has a real checkered past.