After two hours reuniting with

twenty year old toys stored

in the attic since he was ten,

Star Wars, He-Man and

Transformers, he demonstrates,

with authentic sound effects,

how the red car can be changed

into a robotic mechanical man.


His wife only sees how her husband

transforms into a ten year old boy.




Carl “Papa” Palmer of Old Mill Road in Ridgeway, Virginia, now lives in University Place, Washington. He has a 2015 contest winning poem riding buses somewhere in Seattle. Carl is a Pushcart Prize and Micro Award nominee. Motto: Long Weekends Forever. www.authorsden.com/carlpalmer