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The School Roof - Short Poetry





We scaled onto the school’s steep roof after dusk on warm summer nights

We sipped our first beers, our smokes aglow in the town’s tattling lights

We formed lifelong bonds—giggling, fleeing the party-crashing police

We lost our virginity in that scenic slice of pure teenage peace


One night we climbed

Down together

And we never

Climbed

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Priscilla Bettis
Priscilla Bettis
Apr 13, 2022

This is fantastic. The visual diminution of the last five lines is like the time of youth running out.

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Luke Ramer
Luke Ramer
Apr 14, 2022
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Thanks, Priscilla! That's what I was going for. I don't do much with poetry, but I like playing around with it from time to time. Appreciate the comment!

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