Today is the last day of NaPoWriMo 2012, and I managed to post every day! Today's prompt is to write a poem incorporating at least three “I remember” statements. A nostalgic exercise.
I remember when spring
meant hop-scotch & skip-the-rope,
neighborhood street games
after dinner, hide-&-seek,
I remember hot breakfasts,
bacon & eggs, biscuits & gravy,
kitchen counters floured for
drying pasta, tart fruit pies &
cookies fresh from the oven.
I remember barn smell, kittens
and cats all lined up behind
the cows, waiting for the teat
to be aimed in their direction,
calves sucking at the milk pail.
I remember another body,
lived in without attention, absent
of pain, up in the mornings
without thought, dreams left
drifting on embroidered pillows.
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