chestnuts

chestnuts 2017-07-29T00:10:35+00:00

Project Description

walking home after school
passing empty yards and houses
under the trees
we stop to stick out our fingers
and palm a thousand chestnuts
eggs of mahogany
eyes of polished wood
we pack our pockets
and untuck our shirts
like aprons to be filled with
magic
we stamp open green spines
fleshy wrappers
and carry away this treasure
to stuff our drawers
and our dreams
with hopes of bigger things