Thomas S. Eliot is a simple bank teller, an English major marking time in a suburban grocery store branch, his thoughts wandering. Poetry beckons, echoes like a quiet thunder in his skull, but what of the cashier at register #4, the way she smiles and laughs. Does he dare? Or does he dare? Written and performed by Thomas L. Strickland
Thomas Stearns Eliot The ultimate solipsist, creating and bettering his observed reality through poetry, working as a teller in a suburban grocery store branch of Bank of America. Played by author Thomas L. Strickland
His usual deposit:
Pennies, rolled, as much fits in two egg cartons.
"Up late last night," he explains.
The Numismatist is a regular.
None at this branch can recall a First Monday without him.
Always the pennies, always the grin.
Some First Mondays are celebrations.
"Another Steelie," he tells me.
"Found another for The Collection."