Nostalgia Nashville historic kids.
Antique vases and marionettes
Ball gown with flowing flowers
Of emerald and ivy.
Stained tee glass
Coffee houses on a rain day
With red telephone boxes ringing Adeles
Rolling in the deep.
Midnight massacres of bloody bourbon
And drunken sailors coming home
To cheating wives,
And children with nine lives.
Heroic Jack played
Hopscotch with the
Scarf of Isadora Duncans’ death.
The red farm ford of dairy’s milk
Arrived as the man in overalls
Bowed to a strange
Euphoric princess Margaret,
Her slurred words and a shown
Nostalgia of Nashville's movie theaters
Played the Crown in the background
Of a historic pandemic
With time of tea cups
And patterned velvet curtains
Of Scotland's castles
And the cliffs of suicides friend
Hid in the back of the room.
The milkman always dropped
The milk crates off in the back
Of his cheating wife's house.
Not the wife, the mistress
Of disappointment to a royal family.
Exposed bare in the flesh by
Nostalgic Nashville's historic kids.
Catherine (Catie) Reed, at the age of seventeen, discovered her love for poetry during the joys of COVID. Cooped up in her apartment in Boston, Massachusetts, Catie began to write in hopes of escaping boredom from her online classes, capturing the impacts of solitude against a blank screen. Outside of her Brookline life Catie spends most of her free time in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, listening to music while watching the waves crash over the rocks.
"milk crate" by Leo Reynolds is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.