My First Poem

I love to sit and dream of days long past,
Of a chubby, brown-haired girl
Dressed in checks and stripes, a feather-
plumed hat on her head–
Sitting in her little doll room
Eating a pound of potato chips

Published in Parnassus in Print (1971); The Discerning Poet (2004).

8 thoughts on “My First Poem

  1. Happy Birthday to the little brown-haired girl! It will be a joy to follow your poetry in the coming year.
    Love, Mary


  2. Dear Tom,

    Thank you very much!

    And now I sit in this little room, many years and miles North of that other little room, and write…as I know you write through the years of your life as well. So well.


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