the fort

we crawled inside
our makeshift tent
a castle
of dreams and wishes

sheets and blankets
stretched across kitchen chairs
anchored here and there
with books and boots

provisioned with
flashlights and pillows
the precious teddy bear
our favorite picture book

giggling underneath
the drooping canopy
we hid out —
worlds and worlds away 

would that we could
build that castle now
a happy fortress
of unbounded possibilities


Grateful to Eugi’s Causerie for the prompt, “canopy.”

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6 Responses to the fort

  1. -Eugenia says:

    Ah, childhood memories are priceless. I wouldn’t mind building that castle now! Beautiful piece and thank you for joining in.

  2. terryshen says:

    I love this, Nancy. The description is so vivid that I could “see” the tent and canopy, and imaging myself being there. The way a good writing should be. Thanks for sharing.

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