Back Yards


Creeks, muggy nights, mosquitoes
Horseshoes, crows and oreo's
Homemade ice cream, lightning bugs
Gravel driveways and hi-fi stereos...

Swimming pools, no rules, confusion
Dinner times, curfews and IOU's
Phone calls, messages, tempers
Bargains, gardens and rain...

Garages, ditches, tree forts, laughter
Caterpillars, red wagons and red-ball jets
Rabbits, green grass, training wheels
Clouds, tornadoes and croquet...

Sprinklers, Schwinn's, tomatoes, grief
Marbles, sheds and hoola-hoops
White fences, penny loafers, bobby-socks
Home runs, playing cards, love and back yards...

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...remembering my childhood.