a Duncan yo-yo

is on its way to me

gift of childhood memory

from a good friend

even now i can remember

the loop of string around my finger

and the groove it left after hours of play

we would twist them apart to wax the spindle

so they would spin faster and longer

they had scrapes and dings around the rims

from bouncing them off the floor

doing different yo-yo tricks

this will be one of those small time machines

that unlocks memories

and puts a smile in my life

Copyright Michael Douglas Scott