I'm a 14-year-old starting high school. I've always loved reading and I started writing a couple years ago when I felt I read everything that caught my eye.
Written By: Cheychey Hemingway
April 20, 2015
Some days, like today
and yesterday and probably
tomorrow-all my missing gets jumbled up inside of me.
You know honeysuckle talc powder?
Mama used to smell like that. She told me
honeysuckle’s really a flower but all I know
is the powder that smells like Mama.
Sometimes when I miss her real bad
I go to the store and ask if they have it.
Yes we do have it.
so I ask
Can I smell it to see if it smells the same?
They let me smell it after rolling their eyes and shaking their head.
Those are the times when I feel
that Mama is alive again.
Those are the times that I remember
when she used to laugh at my bad jokes
and when she hugged me so tightly
I felt like I couldn’t breathe,
right before I got away.
Since Locomotion is literally a book of poems, I used the first seven lines.