Thursday, September 30, 2010

An Afternoon with Grandpa

An Afternoon With Grandpa

By Kimberley Jones

We spent the morning

sanding rough awkward

edges of leftover two by fours

that was cut down to four inch

blocks until they were smooth, and

we could run our fingers over them

without fear of a splinter.

Upon afternoon we wrote

our names on them with a worn

down red pencil and made the slow

steady walk four blocks away to drop

them over the bridge and into

Buffalo Creek only to watch them
float quietly away.


I am an elementary school teacher, and I live in Lewisville, NC with my husband and two children. I have been writing since elementary school.