Michael Munas (michaelboy) wrote,
Michael Munas
michaelboy

Big Keys

I have two key rings. One I call my big keys and the other I call my little keys -- which has nothing to do with their relative key size, but rather the number of keys on each ring.

My dad was an art teacher, but for many summers he managed a community pool as well as worked as part of a maintenance crew for the school district. In summer, when we wasn't teaching, he usually carried big keys on one of these:



Sometimes he'd let me clip it to my belt so I could pretend I had big keys.

* * *

I was never a great swimmer but I heard the chatter of kids in the pool and remember how the smell of your Coppertone seemed like it was an inseparable part of your skin. At each towel, Double-Golden Weekends and WOMP Stomps on little transistor radios with leather-like cases.

Wanting you then and never having you, is far better than never wanting you. I just thought you should know.
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