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Rated: E · Poetry · Dark · #2196369
A childhood memory from one of my family's Summer evening gatherings.
It began like similar childhood memories
In a jar with dead fireflies after I left the lid on too tight
Of an August fairly apropos to late-afternoon barbecues
When family reunited to hark back to the good old days

Me as a boy aged no more than nine or ten
With just the right proportions to remove myself
From both groups of adults on backyard patio
Or older siblings and cousins larking in the grass

Decreased to just another early evening varmint
Hidden from day creatures so big as well as divergent
While tucked between bushes way out of sight even back then
For a look ahead at giants who wreaked chaos on microcosms

Decidedly angered at the way they laughed and cavorted
Well into nightfall due to a single high-watt bulb
So I might also gaze up at them with some envy
As the spiked darkness kept hemming me in that dreary August

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