I Was Here

I got to go on a field trip to the stables with my class

but I rubbed my eyes red, I was allergic to the horses and the grass

and also to the little white flowers, growing on the hedge

I had to go inside, and lay around on a bed

sucking on peppermints, wet paper towels on my face

waiting for the other kids a little out of place

it was okay but it wasn’t the best day of the year

 

I was here

this is where I was

I was here

this is where I was

 

It started raining so we went outside to play

my sister and I tied bars of soap to our feet and tried to skate

it didn’t really work, but it was fun anyway

I told the babysitter I was allowed to stay up late

 

I was here

this is where I was

I was here

this is where I was

 

Fall, summer, winter, & spring

pretzels, pumpkins, tiddlywinks

hopscotch, hula hoop, baloney & cheese on white bread sandwiches

get a fever and a cough stay home and watch TV

a can of noodle soup with orange Hi-C

build a tent in the backyard, tie it to a tree

we’ll sleep in there all night

 

My mom and I walked up the driveway under the tall tree

pecans on the ground crunching under our feet

Nana let us in when she saw through the screen door

get an Eskimo Pie from the icebox drawer

 

I was here

this is where I was

I was here

this is where I was.