Your Future MAG

January 13, 2014
By mitch710 BRONZE, Wheeling, Illinois
mitch710 BRONZE, Wheeling, Illinois
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Visiting my aunt's house, downstairs,
I shuffle through a pile of clustered
old photos. I find a photo of you and your grandpa under
your sixth birthday party pictures.
I stare at the sunglasses,
too big for your face, and chubby cheeks
in the ray of fading sunlight. Sitting
in Grandpa's arms, you wear the old
race car outfit, bolding red and white
strips crinkling on your arms, grasping
for Grandpa's hand, slipping
further down his left arm. Seeing your future,
I sit in the stands on the cold, hard
metal bleachers
and watch your blue race car with a red
and white
outlined 44 switch into fifth gear.
The innocent 2-year-old deceives you.
Like when you pushed Chuckie down
the hardwood stairs on “accident,” his body
convulsing in a mangled position.
Promising a great future, I want to warn him,
it's the wrong path, the wrong night. I want
to warn you about the car in the garage rusting
under the left tire frame,
about the ventilator that contracted
your chest,
and the spilled
prescription on the counter
next to a pack of Newports
with one cig inching out.

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on Jan. 18 2014 at 9:50 am
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

This was great, a very well thought of idea and a well deserved editor's choice :)


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