If I am repaired, can we meet again for the first time, in all of the places I have feared to go, and then, again, in all of the places I will have forgotten, if I am repaired?



Friday, April 6, 2012

Mag 111 'Note to New Wife'

image: Parke Harrison

In those salad days,
my younger brother and I,
bore home every morass in our All-Star soles,
honeycombed for that ‘surer’ grip—
Lewis and Clark—
only to find ourselves thwarted
on the threshold of a semi-flown nest,
pockets asquirm with pond-side game,
paralyzed by threat of tannings
and other such cruelties
should we tread,
onto mother’s freshly mopped floors.

Be wary, my dear
as you take my hand,
I haven’t changed a lick.


  1. Don't ever change.....
    I adore you and your all-star soul.

  2. Tadpoles and Chuckers and hide tannings ~ all sorts of memories .. I like your Mag!!

  3. Hey Hey! This read sweetly to me. I just adore the reference to 'tannings and other such cruelties!' You nailed it, Steve!

  4. Gwen... Have to steal one every now and then ;)

    Anna... thank you.

    Jo... Not a chance

    Helen... Thanks. You will have to tell me what Chuckers are.

    Helena... Thank you dear. I'm sure your boys never heard such things, being the angels they are!

  5. Yep always take your shoes off at the door or ~ else.....

  6. Lovely ... lovely reminders of a childhood long gone ... remembering my 6 brothers and Princess Me ... Always, cat.

  7. the last stanza!)))))

    (perhaps it was me that was gone. here you have been writing!)



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