I Remember

I remember the first time,

I felt death,

when my grandpa died.

The air was thick

and hard to breath,

it was choking me.

I remember how

his lifeless body

was pale as a scared

little boy wanting his mommy.

I remember the tears on

my mother’s new blouse

how the room was filled with

light, but still felt dark.

I remember watching him

get lowered into the

dark lifeless pit, feeling

scared, sorry for the things

I never did.

I remember wishing

that his rotting body

would come to life again.

Driver’s Ed


I remember my first time driving. I got  in the car, a two door Honda automatic. I got in the seat and I felt anxious to pull off. I put it in drive and I drove up a hill. I hit the blinkers right, sped down the street and hit another right. I came through a long street that was too dark, but I hit the gas doing about 30 on the small street. I could feel the wind rush as the window was down. I could hear the music playing an upbeat tune to ease the mood. I could see only the street and the dark moonlight. My touch was one-handed, hard grip on the wheel, as my mind flown free of thoughts. But the enjoyment of the car… Then suddenly the road stopped and hit a fence but I hit reverse because I had seen the road wasn’t straight. I went to the right and drove to my dude’s driveway. But I couldn’t see the rocks of the driveway and drove in the middle of his lawn. I got out and felt embarrassed for not being able to see at night.

I Remember


I remember the hot summer day when I got chased by two bull mastiffs.
I remember being only 11 years old.
I remember the sun beaming so hot that you could see the heat waves in the air.
I remember running so fast that I thought I would time travel into the future.
I remember trying to jump on a man’s car and falling to the ground slowly like a man who jumped out of a plane with a parachute.
I remember laying on my back as the big dogs approached me with slobber hanging from their mouths.
I remember my heart beating as fast as a Lamborghini’s engine pumps and almost having a heart attack.
I remember thinking the dogs were going to eat me whole bones and all and nobody would find me.
I remember the dogs reaching me and instead of eating me they licked my face.