Running

beach-picnic

Picnic

It was the cardboard
puppet show, singing
in the backyard, running
from the bees at the
end of our hike, French bread
and salami on 
the beach,
dancing in the thunderstorm
mom, sis, and me and
how the neighbors stared
peering from their front windows to see
these 
woman celebrate the day,
stealing a pear off 
the neighbors tree
and running again, the thrill of
Christmas morning sleep
still in your eyes, sun still
hiding his smile, that first breath you took,
so little and new against
my breast, tunneling
the snow drifts that
lined our house, igloos,
snowball fights and sledding
down the steep drive,
kittens that surprised our trip,
somewhere in 
Oklahoma,
watching you climb that big yellow
bus off for your first day and the words
you 
said, not knowing I
would follow that bus all
the way to school,
hide in the shadows
and 
watch you head for
class, running along side a
bicycle with training wheels
cast aside and how
you flew down the
street, all these things
and more,
graduations,
celebrations,
landscapes,
that run
together now.

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3 thoughts on “Running

  1. great, harmonious and musical and with universal theme childhood! From: searching for simplicity To: taolind@yahoo.com Sent: Friday, December 19, 2014 11:00 AM Subject: [New post] Running #yiv9686397797 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv9686397797 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv9686397797 a.yiv9686397797primaryactionlink:link, #yiv9686397797 a.yiv9686397797primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv9686397797 a.yiv9686397797primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv9686397797 a.yiv9686397797primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv9686397797 WordPress.com | maysapet posted: “It was the cardboardpuppet show, singingin the backyard, runningfrom the bees at theend of our hike, French breadand salami on 
the beach,dancing in the thunderstormmom, sis, and me andhow the neighbors staredpeering from their front windows to” | |

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  2. YES<!!!!!!!!mom From: searching for simplicity To: taolind@yahoo.com Sent: Friday, December 19, 2014 11:00 AM Subject: [New post] Running #yiv9686397797 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv9686397797 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv9686397797 a.yiv9686397797primaryactionlink:link, #yiv9686397797 a.yiv9686397797primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv9686397797 a.yiv9686397797primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv9686397797 a.yiv9686397797primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv9686397797 WordPress.com | maysapet posted: “It was the cardboardpuppet show, singingin the backyard, runningfrom the bees at theend of our hike, French breadand salami on 
the beach,dancing in the thunderstormmom, sis, and me andhow the neighbors staredpeering from their front windows to” | |

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  3. Love this one.  For a moment I was running with them….  Was fun.   Dad

    From: searching for simplicity To: taolind@yahoo.com Sent: Friday, December 19, 2014 11:00 AM Subject: [New post] Running #yiv9686397797 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv9686397797 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv9686397797 a.yiv9686397797primaryactionlink:link, #yiv9686397797 a.yiv9686397797primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv9686397797 a.yiv9686397797primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv9686397797 a.yiv9686397797primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv9686397797 WordPress.com | maysapet posted: “It was the cardboardpuppet show, singingin the backyard, runningfrom the bees at theend of our hike, French breadand salami on 
the beach,dancing in the thunderstormmom, sis, and me andhow the neighbors staredpeering from their front windows to” | |

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