A strange tale about off beat people living on the edge in the middle of normal society. It is not clear when or where the story takes place, except that it seems rural. Poetry seems to be a normal mode of conversation for these people. Yet, their circumstances are very concrete in the life-and-death, work-a-day, here and now. A desperate family in a life and death struggle needs their mysterious leader to come from a distance and help them, but he is too late. Now what can he do?
The way Mark Turner weaves poems into the interaction of his characters is intrigueing and thought provoking. This story contains four poems also found in Turner's poetry ebook "Beautify, Oh". The story, both familiar and mysterious, will continue to play upon your mind long after its conclusion.