A Writer's 21st Century Memoir.

#OctPoWrMo: Oct 25th & 26th

countryside in Mississippi

countryside in Mississippi

OctPoWriMo #25: Mississippi

You will never forget how to spell
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
After the teacher put you through hell
You tried desperately not to cry
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
You had to know about the place you lived by
A nearby Southern state
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
Another word that you probably even hate
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

OctPoWriMo #26: Conversations

Off-tangent narratives
glide past sounds from our television.
As you sit down and hold my hand
you unravel decades of history.
I listen and try to hang on to every word.
Sometimes I hear the same story again
but with new details,
and I smile knowing
that if I piece all the stories together
I get to know about your life.

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