I Want to Return to Small Towns – Poem by Me

I long for a distant summer, 
wandering around the arcade,
eating a bowl of shaved ice the size
of my head with no other responsibilities.
Empty streets in the dead heat
were miserable for too long,
yet now I miss the sun's attention,
so focused on the dirt roads
and me. Maybe it's too small
of a place, could drive you crazy
after a while, but right now, 
it is quiet and green, all I am hoping
for. Ice cream is sweeter, 
and every day seems to bring
a series of old-fashioned comfort
food served on wood picnic tables.
We can live in a photo of the old
American dream for a while, can't we?
Even if only for a day.

I hope you enjoyed this piece! I’ve been feeling pretty nostalgic lately for a variety of reasons– realizing I’m almost a senior in high school, realizing it’s finally summer, and realizing both how far I’ve come and how far I still have to go before becoming an adult. Feel free to leave feedback and writing challenges in the comments. Stay safe and healthy out there.

Brooke

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3 thoughts on “I Want to Return to Small Towns – Poem by Me

  1. asic May 27, 2021 / 12:31 am

    i loved this piece!! i love the visual imagery in this and your vocabulary is top-tier~ you’re so talented and your blog is super pretty too 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Brooke June 4, 2021 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I just checked out your blog and I LOVE it– your theme is gorgeous and we have a lot of books in common on our TBRs 🙂 I definitely will be checking out your book reviews/wrap-ups from now on !!

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      • asic June 4, 2021 / 9:07 pm

        ah thankyouuu, i look forward to more bookish discussions!!

        Like

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