I wrote this poem on September 02, 2019. The light in my office was coming in just so that I tore off a big piece of paper and started writing.
The sun has a soothing glisten off the clear water
Drum beats in the distance give my body license to rock
Deep within, my mind takes a vacation and it’s just me
Simmering in the abundance of life, no misery.
This tranquility makes me remember my dreams
A smile creeps on my face, a dimple appears, peaking and giggling
Does the child inside still play?
Remembering the imagination that laid over all I saw
Over every impulse to move, to play, to marinate in it all.
2/$1 candy corns, fruit slices, Limon 7 packets only 10c each.
Walks to the liquor store were exhilarating activities
Even if for Corn flakes, milk and banana’s, a feast of sugar
was imminent, a festivity.
A belly stuffed with nutrients, rolled on the floor to watch
We fought between commercials, play-fighting like
The Hulk and The Giant, Macho-Man Randy Savage
Hero’s for the father-less kids, strength you could
see from within, characters you failed to see
These were real enemies.
So was the outside.
The world inside my mind, though, came alive.
This imagination now showers me with soothing thoughts of youth
We did come a long way, didn’t we?