on the disruption of communism

20 Aug

from a very early age,
i learned what was mine,
from tinker toys to my very own toes,
i hoarded them all,
not yet knowing about the wind and what it does to bodies.
later on i learned about pizza and communes
and six slices for six people,
everything split up equally,
no need for money so i traded baseball cards for baseball cards and
thanked my mom and dad for dinner and a place to sleep.
but it all came tumbling down
outside the grocery store one day.
it was raining real hard so i sat under a tree and
at some point i noticed birds and bread on the grass.
there were mostly seagulls, but a few pigeons and two crows
and they were all sharing the bread
taking turns and what not
when all of a sudden,
a bigger seagull swooped down and
picked up the remaining bread and
flew up, up and over a building,
to some other side.
maybe, i thought
there will be more bread one day,
to try again.


5 Responses to “on the disruption of communism”

  1. glenrussellslater August 20, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    I LOVE this.

  2. glenrussellslater August 20, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

    Actually, I love this so much, Steve, that that sentence should have had an exclamation point at the end of it.

    I LOVE this!


  3. kvennarad August 21, 2016 at 4:41 am #

    Seagulls are not a societal species. I think.

    • Steve Myers August 21, 2016 at 9:42 am #

      a flock can be a fliptickin from now on or some other word indicating not very social.

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