grade school poem #1

elementary schools were called grade

when I was a kid; I've been trying to

retrieve one specific memory from each

level while courting sleep: kindergarten

isn't hard I can still see Phil Samp and

Jack Frey fighting on the big rug rolling

punching and what are they fighting

about? why, ME – which one do I love

the best? is this an accurate recollection?

yes but is the reason for the altercation

true? maybe but who can be sure about

perception at any time? soon I will tell

you about first grade I know you are on

tenterhooks with avid anticipation

2022 Jacqueline Jackson

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