Larry J. Knight, Jr.

Rookie (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Hollywood

My father and I sat silently in the shadows of a movie house;
eager to see images of celluloid fantasy
stretched across the screen,
I waited in anticipation with childish impatience
brought to life by the wonder of my ten year old imagination
that moved between reality and the world of illusion;
it then occurred to me, my father, proudly glancing down at me,
his eyes fixated on a child's smile,
hardly knew the feeling of seeing

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