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Small Boys In Maine

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Small Boys In Maine

Small boys in Maine
wear jackets in summer
late spring search for bugs and take nature walks
digging, turning over logs, sticking to trails
ankle deep in freezing water 
fishing
shaking
not getting out

small boys in Maine
love the ride to town in the pickup
love the berries and the ice house
its cold here all winter, townspeople tell them
so could you cant imagine
they are thoughtful

like the north pole

worse 
the old man growls
and poor Santa aint got whisky to make it through

ride back
bonfire picnic on the beach 
cold waves
running up and down they swoop back for a bite of food
we drink coffee
watch their childhood 
hold hands

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  1. Date: 5/29/2011 9:19:00 AM
    A lovely poem, Veronica, kind of fuzzy and warm, now regarding your blog, Alone in the World, I echo your feelings, some days I find it very difficult to go to work, I work as a Geriatric nurse and I am so tired of illness, old age and death, but the job pays well, so I stay.. trapped, waiting for days off, to be alive and seek some beauty in the world~~

  1. Date: 5/26/2011 8:21:00 AM
    A well painted scenario with just the right touches...the small boys will surely recall these Maine summers all through life, as will the hand-holding coffee drinkers who watch them...very, very nice.