April 29, 2004

Searching for the House on Oak Street

Kevin wanted to find her house
but none of us knew what we would do
when we got there.

It was a bright blue, cold November afternoon,
the breeze rattled the leaves on the ground
and those left on the almost bare trees.

I found her address in the phonebook.
Nick, Kevin, and I hopped on our bikes,
setting out to find this house

in a part of town wed never really explored.
We rode around, lost for half an hour before we gave up
and stopped to ask a mailman for directions.

We peddled as fast
as our 12-year-old legs would take us,
Kevin leading the whole way,

racing toward the house of this brunette cheerleader
who sat next to him in Geography
and loved the X-Files as much as he did.

We rode to Villa Avenue, crossed the tracks
and coasted down the hill
past Maple and Pine

flying around the corner when we found Oak.
Searching up and down the block,
we could not find number 35.

Dejected, we turned toward home,
determined to find her house another day
but still unsure of what we would do when we did.

Posted by dpetrella at April 29, 2004 10:03 PM

I revised this one. Let me know what you think of the new version.

Posted by: Dan at April 29, 2004 10:05 PM
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