Sunday, August 20, 2017

Egg Hunt 1978

hand me down     mary janes
a size     too small
- pinched toes
and panty hose
          bunched up at the starting line
in the field     behind the church
half-melted chocolate eggs
sticky as the mud Julie pushed me in

For Poetry Pantry at Poets United

20 comments:

angieinspired said...

i've had pantyhose bunched up...but "at the starting line?" too funny. i'd never thought of it like that before. loved it. and the mary janes too

annell said...

A delightful poem!

Susan said...

Love each tightness, each stickiness, s they dredge up sensations within memories.

Toni Spencer said...

Oh I love this poem - so full of fun memories, even the bunched up panty hose. I wore them on my wedding day but haven't worn them since. I love the mud.

Sherry Marr said...

Smiled at the bunched up pantyhose. Thankfully it has been decades since such things were anywhere near me. LOL. I just now remembered they were a wonderful invention, as before they arrived, we had garter belts and nylon stockings - with lines down the back that we had to keep STRAIGHT. Good grief.

indybev said...


A humorous look at a childhood memory. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Ah, that ending is brilliant!

brudberg said...

Then end made me remember all the reasons why it's great to be a grown-up,

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a delightful read!

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Oh my this brought back memories....I'll add a chocolate and mud stained dress to go with those hand me down shoes....but who cared except for my mom....I was having too much fun!

R.K. Garon said...

Smiles... Thanks I needed that :)
ZQ

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Your words a pure delight, lovely, lovely!
Anna :o]

Martin Kloess said...

Delightful peek at way back then

Old Egg said...

What a beautiful flash of memory for us to smile at and then to recall a similar scene with ourselves as the protagonist in those years gone by.

Sioux Roslawski said...

I love the double duty the "bunched up" line serves. And yes, it brought back a flash of memories for me.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Vividly recalled; you make me feel it with you. Wonderful throwaway conclusion.

Outlawyer said...

Wonderfully funny and fun, but the aspect of memory somehow gives it a poignancy also. Great distilled writing, MZ. K.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

How could Julie do that? How could she?!!! :)

grapeling said...

makes me wonder if Julie ever got hers, from you... ~

Sarah Russell said...

Made me smile. Snippets that form a complete memory. Love it!