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The Girl With No Shoelaces Fell Back Thrice


Well I woke with the sun out

In spite of it all

Then a memory came to call

“Came to call” don’t know if I want to rhyme that

Keep it on the back burner for now


Wonder how I’d write it without word limitations

I did do that once, maybe twice

It’s an old piece I modified for an event

A writing challenge in fact

Whittle it to 100 words

How about that

But if I didn’t have to what would I’ve said

This time around…



“We used to meet up, us three


Regulars who lent character, created atmosphere


Well we did and Reggie too


You cooked so your sister’d be spoiled


That was easy for you


Burger madness Sunday night


Salmon always for me


The wait staff always welcoming


‘Come right in’


We were people they liked to see


How about that



It caught in my throat as I walked


It wasn’t too far from my place


The room where I lived


Not much exercise to boast


Mind wanders nonetheless


How will it feel, no need to ask


I know



Still I go (went, well you know)


I sigh


It’s new place now with a new name


As my thoughts change and consider desserts


But my reflection as I passed restaurant glass gave a jab to distract from the stab


I crossed decadence off


Instead a small scoop, chocolate drizzle, iced coffee combined


Red Rooster called it Coffee Royale


Wonder if they still sell it


As cicadas numerous as biblical plagues


Drowned music piped feasting on trees


Yet through it all what remains


When all’s said and done, I won’t return


To the memories so thick



Miss you son”



No matter how I put it

It still crushes my heart but I don’t mind

They were good times

And recent events current with now, just now

They went out of business

Serves them right

There was only one

No restaurant could compare

It stayed open years and years

New office space in its place

Something different should be there







I’m a self-published author of two books, a blogger, grandma, mom, auntie and friend... I’m also a TEFL instructor, have lived in a few other countries besides the US. I love walking, cooking, reading, traveling, teaching, learning, language, movies, vampires, mummies, zombies, other assorted creatures of the night, science fiction, romance, action, adventure, classics, Latin, Soave, Chianti, D’Abruzzo, Ouzo, Sambuca, Bulleit Bourbon, Plato, the ocean and tanning.

2 thoughts on “The Girl With No Shoelaces Fell Back Thrice

    1. Some things one should have respect for, in this case the town. The place became a landmark in its time. The establishment trying to step in learned vanity doesn’t pay, or not. Hard to tell nowadays.

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