has transformed from a crazy toddler with mini claws and fuzzy fur
into an awkward, gawky teenager
who’s not quite sure what to do
with his newly stretched out body and all his parts
can’t wait for the
storming off to his room
acting like he doesn’t know who i am
and the puberty talks.
“no matter where you are or where you grow up,
you always go through the same awkward moments of being a teenager
and growing up trying to figure out who you are.”
the pinto wagon
bare bones edition
shared with sibs
lost school papers
hand crank windows
as many friends as we could jam in
rockin’ our fm-converter
a drag-racing ticket
but it had wheels
took us places
this was our flivver.
had a number of flivvers
over the years
carried the memories
like this one.
do you remember your flivver?
Part of Speech- Noun
Origin – Unknown, early 20th century
Definition – A cheap car or aircraft, especially one in bad condition.
“a car for every purse and purpose.”
-alfred p. sloan
credits: google image, wordgenius.com
a true believer in the idea
that it is always important to take a break from your summer break job.
“there is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest.
use both and overlook neither.”
in much the same way
that he appeared out of the blue
in the midst of a very heavy snow season
to ask if i would hire him to shovel my driveway
and disappearing just as suddenly
only to appear again
wheeling his mower down the sidewalk
and stopping by
to ask if i would hire him to mow my lawn
soon after my lawn mower refused to start
the quiet, polite, hardworking kid with no name is back
and gone again.
“everybody is a hero in their own story if you just look.”
image credit: pincor products vintage advertising