17 September 1999

Nelson

Slouching in a gargantuan white chair -
Though dwarfed in size even more than before -
He smiles as eyes reflect in his, crowding
Him in closer without a single blink.
For seven dollars, they can pose with him
And feel enormous, freezing that moment
On a souvenir Polaroid to show
To friends who never, ever would believe
That there could really be a man so small.
A young girl giggles and points her finger
At him, asking mommy if she could take
A picture. Grinning, she climbs up to him,
Sticking her chin up high as he sinks down
To hide a fake smile in the camera's flash.