softsour, a childhood memoir

WINTER NIGHT

WHY NOT

NOTHING TO LOSE

3 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN

5 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN

                                                                                                             home has chAngEd

              leave to leave

              no long return

from ANOTHER PART TO ORBIT

 

new here

              new again

                                                        forever in the garden

treehouse dream,

yet to become

 

                                                        LEARNING BOREDOM

                                                              NEVER WAS I MEANT FOR THIS

                                          SO MUCH MORE IN SIGHT

                                                                             years OVER months OVER days

 

and still, as all them children do

 

                            standing naked in my best friends garden

                                          I always knew I liked the smell of strawberries with sour cream

 

the tree house never happened, but I dreamt a never ending dream

 

                                                        catching flies as summer went

                                                              water dripping out of pipes

                                                         life in soft and sweet embrace

 

                                                                                                              cHaNGinG

 

              Get me to there

              where I give birth

                            get me to there

                          where it all feels me

                                          where my fingers glide eternally, seemingly

                                          on the railroad of the flies

                                          gently squashing with the

                                          finger of my tips

                                                                      wild berries

                                                                    strawberries

                                                                            blueberries

                                                                      berriebumbles

                                                      and all those softsour delights.