kind of day I thought to myself
in an out of the way place
down a side lane
no one paid much attention to these days;
so it all came back to me.
the generous scoops of ice cream
in the malteds, the stools of green leather
we used to twirl on,
our feet never touching the floor.
coke floats, rootbeer floats, the
world's largest banana splits
and fudge sauce
over all of this.
(don't forget the maraschinos
and the whipped cream...)
mary angela douglas 5 may 2016