And I Loved Them by Elisabeth Horan

A poem by contributor Elisabeth Horan.     Is it my turn to use them? I asked, in doe-eyed chin up hopefulness –   Not yet, replied father-fuhrer. Maybe tomorrow.   I never really got a chance to play with them – they were under lock and key behind the rum, above the crackers   They were shiny, mysterious, like magic: twinkly, yet smooth of wooden grain. The smell of pipe and strawberry always floated about them, then remained.   Daddy and Sissy didn’t know that I took them out one day.   I snuck them out and ate of … Continue reading And I Loved Them by Elisabeth Horan