Friday, October 16, 2009

Inspired by Yoko Kanno’s “Call Me” and a Childhood with Elizabeth Wright

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Dear Elizabeth,

I was three, you were six, and you were my first older woman.

Remember when you packed two suitcases and threatened your mom that you were moving to my house? I had to help you carry them over, though it was your dad that carried them back that night.

Remember excavating for dinosaur bones in my sandbox, you manning the wheelbarrow since I was too small?

Remember sitting at the bottom of the stairs, tying my shoes when I couldn’t figure out how? You must have felt some love to put up with all that, and though it’s been a long time since I’ve been in love with you, you defined what I feel for others today.

Thank you,


  1. she lies in bed thinking about lil john, i'm sure!

  2. You never forget the first one.

    This was sweet, John.

  3. Simple, sweet, beautiful. If only all our boys could say it so well.

  4. A soft side to John... a love story all tied up in a few perfect words. Peace, Linda

  5. Ah, John, I knew you liked older women. Watch out boy, I'm a cougar! Seriously, very nice. You brought me back to a time long ago.

  6. Awww,
    that was sweet. nicely done.
    still smiling.

  7. This was very sweet. Elizabeth was very lucky to have you as a friend (and vice versa).

  8. I try to mix up what goes onto the Bathroom Monologues, even for #fridayflash. Glad some people enjoyed a sweeter story. My more conventially wacky stuff should return on the 30th for Friday Flash fans, though I put up new stuff every day that has a similar mix. Cheers!

  9. Aw, what a sweet story. :-) Childhood love is just so precious, isn't it? Nice work.


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