Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer

Do you see him
This small town boy
Down country roads
On bare feet
Balancing on railroad tracks
Fishing line in back pocket
Toes dipped in cold water
Trying to catch a bite 
Endless summer days
Turn to star-filled nights 
Trapping fireflies 
In a mason jar
Life moving faster
Spinning wheels
To speeding tires
The words of youth
Scribbled on crumpled bits of paper
Hidden in floorboards
Locked behind walls
Finally set free
By the man
Who was once this boy

Words: ©2021LCR
Image: Life Magazine


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    1. Based on a dear dear friend. His stories always captivated me.


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