RECOLLECTION OF YOUTH

by joannagilmanhyde

The Hawk Portico 5:04pm

While waiting for My Tea to steep

I watched a girl doing cartwheels

and walk-overs

in a neighbouring yard

— I did them too —

immediately upon arrival at My Grandparents’

extensive lawn in Jordan Bay

and when My Tea was ready

the girl climbed into a big grey truck

and was gone