Tag Archives: childhood

Vernesta – February 24

2.24.2017 [Vernesta] Vernesta smiled at us, the other seventh graders who came to play.   small, slight of build, but wary of gaze, she knew something   that the rest of us didn’t as we said come out and play … Continue reading

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match girl – December 10

12.10.2016 she bought me a christmas candle to shine in the window and warm my heart   remembering the little boy who saw its orange flame and felt safened by the warmth   like the little match girl who saw … Continue reading

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promised – November 23

11.23.2016 blue denim shirt and jeans, navy guy school janitor thin, curley haired hoped for hero   that I reached out to when the big kids threw my treasured blue plastic automatic pistol up onto the school roof over my … Continue reading

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tunnels of trees – November 5

10.23.2016 tunnels of trees gold, flame, fading browns fill us as we drive.   my heart slows back to times when we piled then crunched   ourselves into the musky crisp that held them and wrapped around us.   we’d … Continue reading

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first grade – October 21

10.21.2016 in first grade teacher asked what we wanted for Christmas.   a machine-gun, I stared, ——————-

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flickering images – February 4

2.4.2016 laughing voices smile at flickering images on the wall   did you know what about who was all aglow   reconvening the heroes of our youth. ———————

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Hoppy come home – January 28

1.28 Hop-Along-Cassidy smiled his hard smile, eyes like diamonds, so deadly and cool.   Hold it or else, were the words left unspoken no need to utter the message was clear.   Where has it gone now that either-or clearness … Continue reading

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