Tag: memories

The Adult’s Song

So once upon a time When we bricked rectangles of hay into our houses, we suffered acne and the dream of escape, A stepfather who smothered your smile, The deadness of hours never ours. Open your heart. Open your heart.

Gangy’s Drugstore Calendar

My grandmother (Gangy) kept a diary most years on a drugstore calendar. In the date blocks she wrote the high and low temperatures. On the back of each page, she wrote a brief entry for the highlight of most days. Most of the comments…

The Position of the Stars

Miniskirt held down with laughter, My arms full of the blue quilt And package of cherry licorice, You had the 6-pack of a beer Only teenagers and drunks would buy. We ran through the dark cow pasture To the very center Or what we…