Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Independent Boy - 3WW

Thom writes:
Each week, I post three words. You write something using the words.

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This week's words:

Argue; Lick; Squint.

Picture taken by a neighbor in spring of 1953. This is me with John Neville's dog. This year I had a bicycle and used it to go many places quite far from home, totally normal behavior for a third grade boy alone in Berkeley, California at the time.

The Independent Boy

I will not argue
not today, and not with you.
It's like the track of
the lick slime right up
your fine cheek, left behind by
the backyard big dog.
No matter how much
I plead, "please don't", still you squint
at the morning sun.

April 3, 2013 9:47 AM


  1. "lickslime". Soooo descriptive :) I am an argument loser. Sometimes I think it is because I am not well informed. My back up points too few and shallow. And sometimes I think it's because I don't like the way you look squinting.

    1. How about the tilt of my head? That's a constant from before this age (8 years old) until 2013 (now I am 67). Over 60 years of head tilting.

    2. Head tilt is adorable. Wise move to keep it ;)

  2. How else can the dog show his affection but with a bit of lick-slime! That is true love!

  3. Hehehe....just imagining the thick lick-slime that big dog in the picture could leave, enough to squint and wake up!! :)

  4. You've not aged a can't argue with dog slime..if that was your wake up call..there are worse ones!


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