MEMORIES

Posted: October 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

OTHER MEMORIES: SUN FLOWERS IN A VICTORY GARDEN, TOWERING OVER ME.  COLLECTING FOIL FROM MY FATHER’S CIGARETTE  PACKS, PUTTING THEM IN A BALL. MY MOTHER AND FATHER PACKING TO MOVE. ROOSEVELT’S DEATH. A BLACK CAT WE HAD, NEVER COMING HOME, LYING DEAD ON THE SIDE OF A ROAD. OTHER CATS MY FAMILY HAD, ALL RUN OVER. A NICE OLDER LADY NEXT DOOR, GIVING ME COOKIES. AN ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF GRIMMS’ FAIRY TALES. MY BROTHER DRAWING PICTURES OF SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES. HOW I ENVIED THE ATTENTION HE GOT FROM THESE DRAWINGS. MY FIRST DRAWING, A CARTOON I COPIED OF A CROW. MEMORIES FADING IN AND OUT OF FOCUS. written by John Dyess sometime in the 1970’s

 

 

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