Rashida Mack

Rookie (August 8th)

Lost Innocence - Poem by Rashida Mack

Running down the icy, snow covered road,
we ran,
you looking back,
as I chased.

Rounding the bin,
you jumped on the back of a reindeer drawn wooden carriage.
As it stalled,
elated at the catch,
I am upon you,
and then I see,
so close to home,
the reindeer's antlers have become entwined with the branches of the tree,
crowd gathering round,
you sitting calm,
we watch as a fireman from the bricked and arched station across the street
straightens both out.

From behind,
I soothe the hearty haired dark deer with strokes,
once freed, he turns his head and bites for my wrist.
It's my watch he wants as I watch him clamp his teeth
around the head,
crushing time.


Comments about Lost Innocence by Rashida Mack

  • Paolo Giuseppe MazzarelloPaolo Giuseppe Mazzarello (8/17/2009 7:56:00 AM)

    Crush up time a little and you see an old picture so well told in very good style, re-seen in an actual set and been over with a melancholy touch. (Report)Reply

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  • Ershad MazumderErshad Mazumder (10/13/2008 12:12:00 PM)

    Excellant piece dear Rashida. Keep on writing. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 13, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 7, 2008

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