Amos Fifteen

Amos Bl and Wh drawing

The garbage collector on the back of the truck before dawn drops down while the truck is still moving, heaves another can off the pavement. The sack bursts; things spill onto the street. He will leave it; the truck has already moved on. He spots a small zebra, a toy, covered by a banana peel (he’s almost missed it). He swoops it into his pocket, wet and slimy. That night he remembers it and draws it- not a good drawing, that first one. A year of drawings later, the little zebra is magnificent, especially to the garbage collector.

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One thought on “Amos Fifteen

  1. Amos, come visit my house. Come visit the house of every person who wants to see things afresh and to create something new.

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