Different Spaces for Different Ages: Twelve Years Old
Twelve Years Old
There once was a twelve year old boy who
would eat so fast he’d forget to chew
it was really a joke
he never did choke
as if eating was all he knew.
Coming second to food was his friends
in conversation that never ends
if he is not eating
he is most likely talking
about all the relationships he mends.
Just asked Dad if he could have a pet
not the kind some would take to the Vet
that’s a Tarantula!
Who is Gargantuan!
The furriest spider I’ve met.
He goes out on the town with his friends
a guarantee that he overspends
on soda and junk food
with money they’ve accrued
but only on a break or weekends.
He still loves to share laughs with his Dad
even though he sometimes makes him mad
over cleaning his room
that really is a tomb
being loved really isn’t half bad.
© 2020 Jamie Lee Hamann