everything took too long

13 Aug

i can remember standing around in the hot sun

and my ankles itched and my dad and my brother

were prepared to spend an eternity talking about

horses,

the way they smelled, the rough feel of their mane

and how they snorted when i’d pet them

and their poop

everything took too long

i was anxious to go to the Dairy Queen

get my dilly bar

they even had cherry ones

and back then those dilly bars were huge

i can’t remember if i got that dilly bar or not

but even if i had, it wouldn’t have been the dilly bar

of my dreams

nothing ever was because everything took way

too long

i thought i would never ever grow up

and have everything i ever wanted

and guess what?

i haven’t

 

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