Where Have the Big People Gone?

Found in my  writings from 1972:

Frozen in time, immobile, sit I.

All that I have ever been in with me still,

keeping me, stifling me.

My shackles are the bars of a play pen.

I am a frightened child, even as I sit

holding a child

who is holding a doll.

But there are no big people

anymore

in mine.

Where have they gone?

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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5 Responses to Where Have the Big People Gone?

  1. Perhaps it’s not a case of where have the grown-ups gone but a case of where have they ever been?

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  2. Sallie Carpentier says:

    nice!

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