Childhood by Jeevan Bhagwat


November 26, 2013 by northerncardinalreview

I’m not quite sure how it happened,
when it all unraveled like
a bicycle’s chain
to a reference point
for lost youth.

The summer seemed to last forever,
beneath skies draped in
a satin blue,
when Time was young
and the hours oozed like
molasses from an old tin jar.

How we laughed and played
in the golden sunlight,
our shadows moving on the green,
between transitions of
day and night,
and boy and man
it seemed.

With outstretched arms we glided,
the silent schoolyard
left behind,
as bicycles whizzed
past empty swing sets,
and curfews
on grown up dreams.

Jeevan Bhagwat is a Toronto-based poet whose work has appeared in many literary magazines including Blue Skies, Tower, Quills, and Archaeology. In 2003 and 2005, he won the Monica Ladell Prize for Poetry by the Scarborough Arts Council. In 2012, his poetry collection, The Weight of Dreams was published by IN Publications.


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