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Growth Spurt

By Eric Burgoyne

My daughter said her play clothes needed upgrading

No more green denim shorts suspended by straps

Cutesy yellow t-shirt with smiling unicorns

Matching plastic barrettes over her ears,

Rainbow pendant from grandma

Now it's ripped denim jeans

Black Ramones swag

I’m blooming

She said


About the author:

Eric Burgoyne writes poetry from his home on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. He has an MA in Creative Writing - Poetry, from Teesside University, Middlesbrough England. His poems have appeared in The Dawntreader, Spillwords, Sledgehammer, Skink Beat Review, Rat’s Ass Review, and elsewhere.


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