Tagged: youth

back before we knew

back before we knew
how to trade, it was a box
of runts for ten
minutes on the inflatable
float. it is questionable
if we’ve learned
anything, grew out
of our childish ways
.
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we are always a

we are always a
dirt pile away from childhood
memories – slipping
.
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the astronaut in

the astronaut in
me will always be in tuned
to the firefighter

in you, the rock star, athlete,
teacher, doctor, superhero
.
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it’s easy to fall

it’s easy to fall
into the trap of
unconditional love
young and old
fight for some
form of reigning
title, when taking
any kind of
advantage is
indefensible
.
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we have often glimpsed

we have often glimpsed
forever in our backyard,
mom humming in the

kitchen, dad tinkering with
the latest way of being
.
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the world grows

the world grows
smaller
after this,
sweeping one too
many summers
under an old moon
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we are waiting for

we are waiting for
the school bus to come back down the
hill, borrowing warmth

from inside our home just moments
before, stubbornly growing
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