from before

by blake ellington larson

i remember when
this was the time
we were ourselves
here in the land
out by the lake
in the boat
by your side
under the stars
around the bend
across the way
past the yard
out in the street
and down the dirt lane
riding a bike
sitting on a stump
looking out a window
driving past a buss
in the middle of night
watching t.v.
singing a song
smoking a cigarette
i always think i see her

(2000)

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