Tag Archives: Nostalgia

A Lost Key

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Just One More Time – HONORABLE MENTION

Just One More Time…  “To be drunk, in love, and in NYC,” just one more time. Thinking I am invincible; both invisible and bullet proof. Piling into a taxi after 1:00 am, heading uptown,Laughing at traffic, sweaty and smiling, holding … Continue reading

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BEST TEEN POET WINNER

CORONACATION Usually I pick at my nails until raw skin is revealed;But, I painted them blue this week.Last week they were purple,And the week before, yellow.The couch has a permanent dip in the middleFrom where I’ve glued myself all day—For … Continue reading

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What Remains

WHAT REMAINS There is a white, almost invisible line Where there used to be a thick, white scar And before that, an angry red numbness And before that The wound that opened For you to leave And be free of … 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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Our Reflections

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Memories Pass

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Their shadow

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When I Do

When I Do   Mor-Mor warmed up the pie And served it à la mode I can still smell it now And the coffee That overflowed the white, small cup When she poured the cream in   The past is … Continue reading

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