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Buds and Stems

by Virginia Backaitis

We live in an apartment now; it’s an upgrade from the cardboard condominium we had this summer, says my dad. He’s got a new job now; he separates buds from stems then packages them up for folks who like to smoke flowers. He likes to smoke flowers too; I like it when he’s done. We get to eat chicken wings and tons of Oreos. We’re living the high life, that’s what my dad says. I’m sure he’s right, but sometimes I miss our cardboard walls and the crack in the roof through which we used to count stars.

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9 comments:

Joe said...

Very nice and reminds me of my own misbegotten youth. ;) Great, yet subtle wit behind this one. High 5 (or 6) for this one.

shmaud said...

I wish we would all remember how the simple things make us happiest...

Quin Browne said...

high period.... nice, all the bases covered, and, good visuals.

Anonymous said...

This is excellent.

Caren said...

Nicely done. Poignant without melodrama; perfect combination.

Madam Z said...

Mmmmmm...smoking flowers. Good times. Good six.

Anonymous said...

So well done.

David H. said...

Wild and beautiful.

Valerie said...

Lovely