5.27.2011

alumna

holiday
celebration
years since
matriculation
orangey
& mighty
loud & clear
high flight
going nowhere
nostalgia
fasted like
a workaday
flirt
dally flying
til today
& now more
hurt.

6 comments:

  1. Which ia precisely why I avoid class reunions. :)

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  2. 'nostalgia fasted like a workaday flirt' - what an image. You are a fine artist when it comes to paring down words to the bare minimum, Marion, and retaining all the emotive sensitivity.

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  3. aw, *blush* kerry.
    and hey? take from it whatever you want, readers (of course)
    but i wasn't describing an actual reunion here.
    even though for the past three days that's been my work site :)
    today, ah, a day of rest.
    anyway, read it again and see something else, maybe.

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  4. Just had our 50th at the school were I teach...weird...but I dig your crisp poem.

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  5. Nostalgia and memories - never quite as we pictured them if we go backwards in time.

    Anna :o]

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