Thursday, October 14, 2010

coming of age

I am a Man

I am a man today

Today I am 17.

I am to slay a lion, as

did my father at 17

and his father

before him.

My father's father had his

hands and, perhaps a stone.

My father had a large hunt-

ing knife


I have a gun.

( j.a.carlin, age 17)

1 comment:

  1. Ooooooohhhh! now I get it !!!!! but of course
    The ritual and all its trappings...