A neighbour told the papers and
that’s when they started coming.
People from Bulgaria,
Flocking to my door to gaze upon the exalted nut,
to touch it
to be in its presence.
cups, tea towels, t-shirts,
Musical key rings with a nut dangling from metal links.
Some sold replica nuts made from plastic,
some carved them from wood.
The press pressed against the pilgrim’s.
But one day the crowds dispersed and parted,
for new news had arrived,
in a Wal-Mart parking lot, somewhere near