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edward serof

Rookie (August 7,1959 / Battlecreek, MI)

I Played Since Little


I played since little till I grew tall,
Knew more then how than know now that's all.
Saw simple swing from grabby tree,
Heard best things most when could not see-

Jumped far, rode long, ran hard, sang song,
Climbed peaks, crawled caves, wished big, were knaves,
We thought-
Till twilight played, in dreams we fought-

Skint knees, rough feet, peeled nose, great sweat,
Dark thirty, quick bath, good sleep, moon hath-

Canned bliss now fraught with bills for naught
But everything my money's bought.

Boy joy profound, just miss the sound
Of what I thought I'd sought, I found-


by eserof

Submitted: Thursday, December 01, 2005
Edited: Saturday, June 05, 2010

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