Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Goodbye Girl

The name of a film and a song from the Seventies. When I was a boy. I took the Goodbye Girl to heart, thinking of someone leaving. There is a pre-writing, a listening to the song, a viewing of the film I never saw because I feared of being upset. A man and a woman on the beach. Is this the way we were? No. It's the goodbye, girl. I think of my time on Twilight Drive. I think of Maude Bishop, whoever she was. The playground. When did I begin losing my female friends as a boy? Oh, yes, later, but there were no friends for me back at Bishop. Did children have friends? The teacher wrote the three smartest students' names on the board. She thought I should be on Ritalin. Also, my sister.

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