Tag Archives: Childhood

SECOND PRIZE WINNER

WHEN I REMEMBER THE TIME WE SPENT AT LAC EN COEUR I think about a one-room cabinwith smoke-filled raftersand the worn flashcards.My little brother was learning his abc’sand getting his q’s and p’s mixed up.He had to start over each … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Promise

YESTERDAY’S PROMISE What flows In the marrow of winter’s cold bones Flows in your own Veins of mystery Move the spirit In a flood through your body As you feel the pulse of blood surge Remembering love There’s more that … Continue reading

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The First Jolly Rancher

THE FIRST JOLLY RANCHER I remember the dayI first tasted watermelon candy It had been sitting in his pocketSitting in his hand in a wrapperHe opened itAnd it landed after a small tossUnwrappedAnd in my mouth SweetSourEnough to make my … Continue reading

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Today’s His Birthday

TODAY’S HIS BIRTHDAY When I was five I was surprised to learn My father had once been a child How could that be? An impossible thought for me My father was not a child He was an old oak tree … Continue reading

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Magician

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Flower Fruit

Flower Fruit   Here in the heart of the conduit Where I put the past behind me I take my own life in stock So I can move on with it, lock and key   I keep all of it … Continue reading

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Under the Bed Box

Under the Bed Box   A hand-painted photo of your mother and father A picture of you feeding the ducks at Edgemont Pond A Polaroid of you with your brothers A memory of the dress your grandmother brought back from … Continue reading

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Tiny

Tiny   Your skin took the sun And kept it Warm as the air Before a summer storm   Your hair held the deep shining Night   Your eyes Full of thoughts To carry usthrough And into surprise   Your … Continue reading

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Perfume From The Oven

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With One Eye Open

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