Childhood Memory

By Elvira

Night.              Dark.
Children          asleep.
(or, so is thought!)

Noise.              OH-OH.
Wake up! Wake up!
Look out          the window –
It’s a white T-shirt.
“Dad!”             “Dad!”
“What do you want mihija?”
“What are you doing here? – aren’t
you outside?”
Look     out       the window:
white T-shirt
Bad singing –              ¡Soy Charlie!

“Get the hell out —
or the police will be here.”

Stumble.          Bumble.           Drunk —
bas songs of a trunk —
¡Soy Charlie!
just the curse of
a bad neighborhood.
but funny in the past.

October 2015