Treasure Island

Roger A. Rose

(July 20th,1945 / Madrid, Iowa)

Poems of Roger A. Rose

1. Bigot, -Me? 10/2/2008
2. First Memory of Urinals 7/28/2014
3. Loneliness 10/5/2008
4. Sing a Song of Me 10/3/2008
5. Sun and Moon and Halcyon Days 8/18/2014
6. Tears for Oklahoma City 7/30/2014
7. The Iris 8/16/2014
8. The Lights from Under the Snow 10/2/2008
9. The Night Sky 8/24/2014
10. The Old School 10/3/2008
11. To Joyce 7/29/2014
12. To my sister on the death of our father 7/29/2014

The Old School

I remembered the first of the days,
when Mama dragged me by the hand,
heel-dug in the gravel of the playground;
into the unknown.
Later, after the new was off,
pretending to nap on my braided rug
trying to see under the teachers dress,
not knowing why or what I was looking for.
In the now tiny chairs of first grade,

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