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Dirt

by Glenn Currier

Can't remember last time
I knelt down to dig in the dirt
but I do recall all us boys who'd climb
the sandy loam pile in the yard

to make castles, caves and highways
and let our fantasies reign -
oh what glorious days
when fun was simple and plain.

We cared not about smudges
holey pants or muddy feet
had not learned about grudges
nor become expert in deceit

hadn’t yet been betrayed
enough to live in hurt
and conjure all the ways
we could spite and spread dirt.

Maybe every now and again
I'd benefit from kneeling down
and digging deeper grain by grain
in earthy dirt - to find my being’s ground.

11/13/2018

Posted on 11/13/2018
Copyright © 2022 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 11/17/18 at 10:45 PM

I think all us grown up boys can relate to this one in our own way, Glenn. Well stated!

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