1 year ago


The Night Sky Reminds Me

The Night Sky Reminds Me of a Chalkboard By James Babbs for some reason the night sky reminds me of the old chalkboards the teachers used when I was in school the chalkboards were usually black and took up most of the wall at the front of the classroom but I do vaguely recall seeing some green ones somewhere anyway the teachers wrote on the chalkboards using pieces of chalk of course and they used big felt erasers to wipe away what had been written at the end of the school day one prized pupil got the honorable job of cleaning the erasers which was usually accomplished by hitting them together or smacking the erasers against the metal rail which ran along the bottom of the chalkboard where the pieces of chalk were kept and you kept banging the erasers until no more or most of the dust stopped emanating from them and it seems funny to me now and I wonder how much chalk dust us youngsters must have breathed into our lungs in those lost and innocent days all those years ago anyway the night sky reminds me of a chalkboard dotted with chalk-made stars and what about the moon I don’t see the moon I guess someone must have erased it before it could be found Author bio: James Babbs is a writer, a dreamer, a three-time loser and an all-around nice guy who just wants to be left alone. James is the author of Disturbing The Light (2013) & The Weight of Invisible Things (2013) and has hundreds of poems and a few short stories scattered all over the internet. 42


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