Things That Won’t Go Away

I remember….

A happy time

Ice cream cones dripping down my fingers as we climbed into the backseat after a day at the beach/the pavement burning my bare feet to embed the memory.

Drive-in movies/all in pajamas with popcorn, falling asleep, never seeing the ending

Stuck in the back seat with three on the way to Nebraska/singing songs to make the time go by/not being able to sleep/sweat and breath too close/miles of cornfields. No a/c, no GPS/no Apple.

A sad time

The first family split/he’s going off to college/others marry, splitting atoms and reproducing

It’s all disturbing/They called it growth/to me it was invasive and erosive/I didn’t connect those words then.

A time of understanding

In process.

We never would fit in the backseat again.

You see, I wasn’t finished.

-Today’s prompt…things you remember that connect you. Poetry sometimes is sad. Day 29 NaPoWiMo. net.


About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. Recently I have begun writing a couple of blogs. One poetry and one on hope. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused. Soon to be added is another blog...writings on hope from a biblical perspective. Now it can be seen at please feel free to visit.
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