Wednesday, May 18, 2011

the days of black and white

cristie...a long long time ago


"were you alive
in the days of black and white"
is what she asked me once

those days lasted long
with summers spent on porch
a house too hot

running through the sprinklers
who had a pool?
occasional popsicle
a real treat
with juice running to elbows

oh there is color plenty
lovely memories
but old photographs tell the story
in the days of black and white

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4 comments:

Melissa: said...

oh I love this.

deb colarossi said...

You are so radiantly beautiful.

S. Etole said...

I'm in agreement with the other two comments!!!

Katie said...

I remember asking that question. I also thought you lived in a log cabin or something. I am loving the posts you've been doing about your childhood and parents. I love you dear Mom!