Recess Time!

the boy left the school office like a horse in the Derby

gliding on the narrow path that connected that building to the recess yard

with the sort of dispatch that can only be achieved when moving toward something desired

not wanting to squander even a minute of play,

he certainly paid no attention to the teacher (who opted not to scold him)

me

On the bench with a book

seeing this and

trying to remember the last time

he sprinted

anywhere for any reason

aside from his running late to some dumb appointment.

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One thought on “Recess Time!

  1. Miranda Stone says:

    Ah, it’s a shame that abundant enthusiasm of childhood doesn’t last. Great poem, Ian.

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