The Boy I Once Knew by James Babbs

so I see this boy
riding past me on his bike
I see him laughing
and having a good time
and he looks just like
a boy I once knew
when I myself was just a boy
but I know
he can’t be the same boy
I’m no longer young
and too many years have passed
but I wonder if this boy
could somehow be related to
the boy I once knew
I have no idea
whatever happened to him
he used to live in a brick house
at the far end of the street
and I haven’t heard or seen
anything from him
for a really long time

James Babbs-Author Photo

James Babbs is a writer, a dreamer, a three-time loser and an all-around nice guy who just wants to be left alone. James is the author of Disturbing The Light(2013) & The Weight of Invisible Things(2013) and has hundreds of poems and a few short stories scattered all over the internet.


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