Recovered Notes from An Only Childhood / by Melissa Swantkowski

Guess Who? It's always Mom, Dad, or Imaginary Little Brother. 

Games to play alone: Rubik's Cube, jump-rope, lone wolf in big back yard 

Always in the middle, always Monkey, still looking at the sky.

Games to stop playing by myself: Monopoly

No bruises from dodgeball! 

Still hiding...

Guess who always wins at H-O-R-S-E. 


Gave Chicken Pox back to myself. Mom said this was impossible. Points to evidence of Real Imaginary Little Brother.


Games to seriously STOP playing alone: Jenga, Twister, War.