I turned the doorknob; Took a breath; The door opened. Memories swooshed by. Some hugged me; Some pinched me; Some grabbed me ’round the neck. Everything reminded me of Something. The musty smells percolated In the air– They smelled of bonds, of chains, of work. Everything felt Grimy, Left traces of tawny color Across myContinue reading “CHANGE”


Please don’t grow up, Little girl. Don’t forget about Your tutus and Fairy wands And tiaras And hopes of Prince Charming. Please don’t Lose your bright-eyed Anticipation Of Christmas. Don’t forget about The land of dreams You made up In your youth. Don’t let your Stuffed animals’ names be Forgotten. Don’t trade your dolls forContinue reading “YOUTH”