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I would take you to buy video games
at the Colliers Drug Store photo counter
with Doctor Pepper and kids patch sour
and a beaming smile that would make my day.
I bought the Atari for your father
one white Christmas when you were nine years old,
and you played it more than he did all told
ran tank tracks oe’r us as combat fodder.
Emerald square hours Adventure’s lair
one day you beat it with effort and luck,
with hero’s sword you slayed the mighty duck
giggling and laughing with ne’er a care,
you are still playing, that I have no doubt,
when your dear mem’ry begs me to break out.