Monday, June 2, 2014

“Child Play”

The morning song of child play  
Tumbles over the fence   
Harmonizing with cardinal and dove   
Carrying respite from responsibilities  
Whoops and hoots
Clamor and compete with wind song 
Until insistent whistles whine 
Heralding rules and regulations 
Summoning silence and structure   
As frolic and mayhem     
Form a straight line to the left 
Subdued for only a few seconds   
Until a few notes ring and ripple 
Surreptitious shoves 
Dissolve into dancing feet 
While laughter escapes around pressed lips 
And control capitulates to
Child’s play 
Copyright 2014 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman    

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