Weekly Write: “When Again I Am a Child” by Hollie Ziskind

When Again I Am a Child

I will dance with the boys
as often as possible, music blaring
in bare feet, twisting, twirling
in a blissful sashay of thanks to the universe.
Carried through tangled canals,
winding under mournful bridges
through secret passageways in time,
I will ride in a sleek gondola,
an ever present witness
to the wisdom of the setting sun.

Hollie Ziskind is an AWA-certified writing instructor living in Memphis, Tennessee. She’s the founder of Pen & Portal, an online outlet where people can celebrate shared experiences through the exploration of creative writing prompts. Hollie is a mother, a wife, a celebrator of life and a promoter of kindness.




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