Memphis was never really my “hometown”
Though I studied and resided there
I’d pass along its streets familiar
Magnolia and jasmine in the air
Its pyramid was brand new back then
Unlike its palace, bubblegum pink
I’d visit such sites, spotlighted for fame,
Then head for Shoney’s, ice tea to drink
I since have journeyed away so far
Like a scarecrow on a brick road yellow
Memphis memories now dimmed by time’s fog
Drifting by like Mississippi sand, in a current mellow.
Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #25 homegrown poem: using
jasmine, spotlight, fog, bubblegum, pyramid, scarecrow, and sand.