I enjoyed Margarita Roze’s poem. I, too felt small, as a child and adult , even now at age 63 and 230 pounds, inside I am still the youngest the shortest ” in school.” I was 5 in 1st grade and 16 when I graduated from high school. Even as I fought bullies in school and won, I still felt small, unworthy etc. This came from a dad, my dad who belittled me, made me feel small. Severe spankings with his belt, Texas style. It took me till age 21 to be “big enough” to ask a female peer or coed or 21-year-old fellow student to go to dinner or to a movie. I joined the USMC at age 22 to somehow be “bigger” or more worthy to be an adult.

Craig Wilson

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