day dream memory

11th grade English class

reading assignment


Penny candy stores beyond

still risking absurdity


but that candy store

harkened old Five and Dimes

stolen candy bars


surrealistic breathless breasts

first entered young consciousness


I spied the young girls

me in favorite flannel shirt

hoping to impress


Youthful fancies dies too soon

Adult pretenses rise too soon



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