Hour Twenty-One, Exaggeration

Tall True Tale

My Creek Native American ancestor
was seven feet tall
and a blacksmith
that married a white woman
and drove his cattle and sheep
eight hundred miles to market
one way
on foot
and returned home empty-handed
eight hundred miles again.
He died from pneumonia
at age twenty-one
and thus escaped the Trail of Tears,
his baby girl just one year old,
and his wife remarried
and birthed seven sons.
All true.
I swear.

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