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Beautiful Brunette


Real estate taxes,

gas, electric and water bills,

broken car, torn

rotator cuff, high blood pressure,

crabgrass, moles, mice,

mosquitoes, mold, woodpeckers

and a list of adult

worries and responsibilities,

cares and concerns that would choke

a damn horse, all forcing

a nostalgic reflection,

a glorious beam of light

slicing through the gloomy smog,

back to high school

with its homework, exams,

part-time jobs,

with gymnastics tryouts

and trying to get the attention

of this beautiful brunette

across the room in Miss Roth’s

Language Arts class –

a simpler, less-troubled world –

but was it, was it really?