we lost him at the amusement park in the part for younger kids is that right to say we lost him when he ran off? half-height rides for half-height riders. All the thrills of a missing child the park was safe a company perk a family day we just had to find him before the end was ruins. my parents called his name they asked around their steps moved quicker more searchers joined i grew quieter my resentment grew louder i don’t know if they shut the gates if they called an alert if they involved the police i don’t know how my parents felt as the sun set with their son missing is that right to say he ruins everything? fireworks in celebration everywhere eyes cast up All the thrills of a summer night between explosions at a run my father heard a soft cry and looked up the prodigal on a branch in a tree eyes to the wine-dark sky face flooded lost forever a spark of joy that he’d been found a fleeting thought i’d almost been an only child
I feel compelled, despite a small audience, to remind that the narrator is not the author, even in a autobiography or work that is primarily a memory.