Middle America


76,ooo letters. His name and number
sprung from the page an Iowan
no less. Bedford. One of those towns
with a main street that supports just
one bar, one diner not open past seven,
and an antiques shop by appointment
only. The Wal-Mart draws attention
from what used to be a town
with heart. Robert Ripley has never
been proven wrong and that ain’t right
thought Mr. Bedford with hands full
of time, retired from the postal service.
Signed, sealed, surrendered, through inclement
weather, tedious traffic and personal
tragedy, everyday but the lord’s, and the
day we honor the dead or risen by
giving one to the living.

Dear Mr. Ripley, I would like more information
regarding the claim you have found the anchor
of Noah’ ark. Please Mr. Ripley can you prove
the existence of God?

Chicago Il. April 2nd 2013 Day 2 Napowrimo

© 2013 Abby Smith, Writer