We had 9 dogs 1 rabbit fish turtles
& a squirrel until a louse was found
on baby brother’s head Later Rocky
fell off the balcony Daddy said he was
at the zoo I believed him fervently as a
child is apt to do
Especially when parents still wear the cloak of mystery
Wow they can run & sit on the floor
& chase you around the table when you
dis their stinkin food
He wont eat anything if you say you won’t eat it too
..We starved our monkeys. It took them a whole year to die off..
In those days, children did as they were told..
Julie Bruck GG winner 2012 for Poetry