June Twenty - The sun refuses to set, Bright as a penny in...

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June Twenty-First By Bruce Guernsey My mother’s cigarette flares and fades, The steady pulse of a firefly, On the patio under chestnut. The next door neighbors are over. My father, still slender, is telling a joke: Laughter jiggles in everyone’s drinks On his hour’s reprieve from sleep, My little brother dances In the sprinkler’s circle of water, At fourteen, I’m too old To run naked with my brother, Too young to laugh with my father. I stand there with my hands in my pockets.
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Unformatted text preview: The sun refuses to set, Bright as a penny in a loafer. This poem shows that it is kind of hard for teenagers because they are not old enough to do adult stuff but too old to do kid things. I can kind of relate to this because every time I go to a restaurant the food I like on the kids menu is not enough for me. Yet I dont really like anything on the adult menu. So I can kind of see how this person feels....
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course ENGLISH 001 taught by Professor Zao during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Plano.

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