Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lessons in Play

Innocence startled by a lie
Heart flutter with awareness
Precursor to an abomination
Ice skating lost for a lack of edge

White sphere poised for success
Helmeted Trojan advances
Weapon swung in desperation
T-ball sits unaffected by the anticipated dream

Bones rolling to reveal the spots
Destiny held in points of black
Angst awaits the accountants tolling
No advance, return to go

Twist the handle
Hear the music
Dread fills the stomach and mind
Jack is held for the lack of one note

Children eagerly wanting to stay
Begging for someone to watch how they play
Mother insisting they put games away
Winning must wait for a more perfect day

1 comment:

  1. I like it. very sweet (I had to reread it a few times and think though...mind is getting old