In the 2017 anthology of 44839: Poetry From a Zip Code, there was another poem that this pedometer geek had selected. It is called “Word Play.” This pedometer geek shares it now.
“There’s a poem in that,” we often say
after we banter about something that caught our attention.
Bouncing ideas off each other, sparking the imagination,
taking it one step further
until one takes word to paper.
For it is the interaction, the word play, the time together
that is important.
The poems are just an added plus.
44839: Poetry From a Zip Code was published by Drinian Press, LLC in conjunction with the city’s Poet Laureate program, which is administered through the Huron Public Library. So far, Huron has had five Poets Laureate. The program began in 2009 with Larry Smith as the first Poet Laureate. He was followed by Rob Smith, Rob Ruble, and Joel Rudiger. The current Poet Laureate is Robert Reynolds, who was appointed in 2018.