Thursday, June 19, 2008

Though my body is 31, though my mind is an Old Thing.

Looking at my class schedule for the fall, I start to feel excited in a new-pencil, fresh-notebook, starting over kind of way and I remember a yellow lunchbox with a picture of a brown horse.  I remember autumn and the idea that good things happen in the fall. I am always beginning the world. 

Aren't you bursting with butterflies
On the fourth of September
Like you'll have to get on the bus
in your tartan dress
with your lunchbox?
Though your body is 29, 
Though your mind is an old thing....
Doesn't it make you sigh?
Karen Peris

1 comment:

Casey said...

When I first saw this post, I thought ya'll had gotten a new car... and I was going to be so jealous. A Thing is my dream car. Seriously.