2011 fall poetry didnottieshoes

by Daniel Dominowski

He did not tie his shoes
but I didn't care
he was tiny
and he spent his time
drawing

and there were little
people all around
him
and he smiled

but he was the me
who didn't do well
with the baseballs
but liked his
bike
and liked the sun.

About the Author

Originally from Wisconsin, Daniel Dominowski is a veteran and a student attending Augusta State University in Georgia. His work has appeared in Origami Condom, The Denver Syntax, The Dream People, Sand Hills Magazine, The Southpaw Literary Journal and Used Gravitrons. He can be found online at danieldominowski.com.

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