a pair of skates and
a JC Penny catalog
but we figured out how to make it work
because it was summertime
we were together
and there was no such thing as being "bored"
With one bicycle we could...
giving each other rides on the handlebars
pulling the other one wearing the pair of skates
chasing stray cats back down the alley
With a pair of skates we could...
each wearing one while sporting a tennis shoe on the other foot to
Or we could always...
eat Captain Crunch
act out scenes from our favorite movies
make up our own
chase down the ice cream truck
run through the sprinklers
wash the car
make up drill team routines
look through each other's yearbook
talk about boys
and people watch
Then after all of that...
when we got
we could retreat
into my grandmother's house to eat fresh meatloaf sandwiches
into her mother's kitchen for bowls of chicken rice-a-roni
then back to my grandmother's for vanilla ice cream and butter cookies
plopping down into her father's rocking chair
opening her mother's JC Penny catalog across our laps
and playing "I got that"
But kids today don't know nothing about that
talk to "friends" on social media
instead of enjoying the people that are actually in the same
complain of boredom
when all they need to do is get up and...
just go outside!
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