OLD FIVE AND DIME

 

 

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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