Apron Strings

at that age
boys are memorizing
their lace-ups
with bunny ears, and
the girls are deciding
which draperies best match
their fantasy duvet

such a gulf of
expectancy, I remember
farting and giggling
with my best friend
and wondering with
curious awe about the
mysterious nature
of girls

who seemed an
unsolvable riddle
as they always behaved
in such way
even our more heated
disputes ended
with a shoulder shrug
and a “Who knows?”
as if one day
our troubles might be
over

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.

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