Treasure Island

bill costley

(May 21,1942 / Salem MA usa)

Jascha


Little yellow Jascha
chirrips from his perch
in the white kitchen of
my Polish grandmother
while I crunch away at
Kellog's CORN SOYA
soaking in wholemilk
on a sunny Saturday
off Salem Common.

Submitted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Edited: Friday, December 21, 2012

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After WW2, as a small child (b.1942) , I spent Summer Saturdays at my Polish grandmother's apt. in Salem, Mass. Breakfast was often Kellogg's CORN SOYA (no longer made) with blueberries & creamy milk.

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