Let me waste your time and give your brain a break.
It’s throwback Thursday–a perfect excuse to reminisce over the past. It’s a past that no longer exists not only because, well, time passes, but also because we’ll never be little kids again. Today, I see lots of awesome “new school” toys I know nothing about being carried around by awesome hyper little kids. Meanwhile, at the same time, I see a few I sort of recognize, that sort of look like things I played with…
Is it? Could it be my first crush, Michelangelo, the stalky, pizza head, surfer-ish, ninja prodigy, teen turtle? It looks like him, but not really. Apparently, it is him.
Our favorite characters of the past are alive and beyond well. Rainbow Dash, the My Little Pony with sky powers, is up controlling the weather again. Twilight Sparkle sparkles as a bookworm, and Papa Smurf is still a little polygamy-ish. Polly Pocket should now be called Polly Purse because today, there’s no way she can fit in a pocket. The Carebears are little brighter and somewhat slimmer. Our magical, awkward little friends are back, sort of.
There’s still those epic eighties toys that haven’t been revived, but I won’t be surprised if in a year or two they are. Maybe Teddy Ruxpin will talk with a deeper voice and have a six pack. And the Popples will have lost weight, started taking adderall and begun saving the world. Who knows.
I’m so pleased to announce that three of my poems, “Slots,” “Scraping” and “Make a Decision” have been published in Barking Sycamores Literary Magazine Issue 13. Barking Sycamores is dedicated to neurodivergent literature and its craft. I’m so honored to be a part of this project. Barking Sycamores Issue 13
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