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Haiku & History: In the Summer Following My Birth

The World Changed In The

Summer Following My Birth

Nothing Changed at All


In the summer following my birth, the world changed.  

  • Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President.”
  • Marilyn Monroe died.
  • Adolph Eichmann was hung.
  • Spider Man was born.
  • Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart in Arkansas.
  • Doctors inserted the first silicone breast implants.
  • Diane Nash’s defiance forced a Mississippi court to back down.
  • Cpl. Roman Ducksworth was murdered by a Mississippi policeman.
  • Andy Warhol opened his first solo show.
  • William Faulkner died.
  • The Rolling Stones played their first gig as a band.
  • The Shirelles hit number one with “Soldier Boy.”
  • Court ordered Ole Miss to enroll James Meredith.
  • Ole Miss blocked James Meredith’s enrollment.
  • The Jetsons premiered.
  • The Beverly Hillbillies premiered.
  • The Red-bellied gracile mouse opossum became extinct.
  • The Earth’s population hit 3 Billion.

In the summer following my birth, nothing changed at all.

Writing Prompt Thanks to Putting My Feet in the Dirt

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