“I Was So Self-Centered*”

(March 8, 2018)


Those gal-pals forced me

to ask her to Senior Prom.

How could they have known?


  • (And from my perspective, for The Much Part, I still am. The tale of 1966 Junior-Senior Prom must season a season or seven more. But occasional glimpses come to rest unbidden between deep and sometimes bittersweet breaths.  I am blessed – cursed? – with close memory and even the oft’ suspected false mem’ries I construct called by some fantasies, ring so true I wonder which me had those adventures in as-yet unknown but still suspected dimensions.)