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What Life Once Was

What Life Once Was
January 20
11:06 2016

JOHN BENNETT
(originally sent to Bennett’s email list — sign up below for more)

When I
was a
kid A.M.
radio was
about as
high tech
as it
got &
we
played tag
hide-&
go-seek
tug-of-
war Annie-
Annie-Over
kick-the-
can stoop
ball &
king-of-
the-mountain.

We made
eye contact
& physical
contact &
we laughed
& cried
out &
did summersaults
in the
grass.

Our clothes
got dirty
& torn
& we
slept like
logs.

On Saturday
mornings I’d
slip out
of the
house early
with my
dog while
the grown-ups
slept &
roam the
prairie,
throwing my
arms wide
to the
rising sun.

SEE ALSO

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Capitalism on a deathbed, or: Jesus was an American

In the Prophetic Essence of Visionary Courage, John Bennett Challenges & Incites

What we have to get by on

Waiting mortuaries

Find John Bennett’s novels, short stories, and shards at Hcolom Press. You can contact him, or get on his Shards list at dasleben@fairpoint.net. Read a review of his novel Children of the Sun & Earth here

[prairie sunrise photo from Charles Knowles]

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