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Mike James: Memory Is A Train

that makes frequent stops

for new passengers

and for water

to cool the engine

and, of course, to hand off

valuables

to thieves on horseback

who happen along

with masks, lassos,

threats, and six-shooters

 

they are the ones who

took away

your first love,

your second,

and your third

 

also the ones

who made you forget

the name

of the game you played

with a only a tennis ball,

two rocks,

and that boy from

down the street

tony

Copyright 2016 Mike James

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This entry was posted on March 29, 2016 by in Poetry and tagged , .
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