I can’t write good.
Emma writes for me.
Some days I am low down sad. A dog chewing his rope to catch a rabbit at field.
Dad is dead 10 summers, feels a hundred moons. Mom is dead but a few.
I want to get a dollar and spend my pennies up. The man with yhe peeling paper and cigar ash on the floor had nothing for me.
One lady offers me food and bed – all I do is lay on my bed. I do what they say. They stay nice that way.
This is so I can remember
One of these wealthy men will take me away.
I don’t want to forget how the curl of mama’
s hair twirled round like steam rising from the coffee.
I won’t forget bare splintered floors when I have rugs.