Summer sun and family vacations.
A younger time,
A lighter time.
New sneakers and hugs from my aunt-
She had a bracelet, homemade.
My sister and I fought for its attention,
She made us both a copy.
I still have mine. 18 years later.
Green guts spill from lobster.
I wouldn’t touch it, I couldn’t.
I did for the first time… just two days ago.
Football games with my cousin,
holding my first stuffed animal: Inca-
Black cat with white tummy
And a pink ribbon.
Watched James and the Giant Peach,
Felt heartbroken for the boy
Who ate his way into a peach to escape
A broken home.