Smiling, laughter, and chuckling out of breath as two little feet rub against my beard
This is it
I am happy
Loud sounds warp me out of a memory, confusion, heavy eyes and an aching body remains in
It’s still dark outside
I was happy
Scrubs on and face washed, with your hand on the doorknob you’re ready to walk out the door
I wonder if those two little feet are….
I’ll come home early and play with those little piggies tonight
Walk to the car, no, let’s jog.
Speed through traffic and arrive at the refiner’s fire,
Pre-round, round, present your plan and get mocked… feel shame.
Authoritative voices reiterate “study more, improve, be smarter, this is what’s most important!”
Look outside and realize that time has beaten you once again,
The absence of light taunts and sneaks words into your mind
“You are late again”
Rush home and arrive at familiarity, forgiveness and love.
Walk to the front door, no, let’s run. Maybe it’s not too late.
Lights are out,
I wonder if… little feet?
Somewhere in between wishes and memories I’ll still play with you tonight,