It’s No Surprise I Can Still Hear It
Those skyscrapers that stood tall
were heroes to us kids. Looking
down at us, laughing at our little
round faces as we shot hoops
in an over-lit tennis court.
‘Make it count, kids’, I can still hear
her voice — and she’s been dead
for more than twenty-four years.
Old Mrs dePugh and her rusty throat,
blowing her banshee-shrill PE whistle.
I saw a black and white movie last night.
Gave me cravings for double-butter popcorn.
Like, when I was a kid. Finger-sucking.
You know, before food was poisonous.
Back when skyscrapers were heroes.
Twiglet #106 No Surprise and #105 Could Not Lose
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