if only you did…

April 12, 2012

a pair of rubber soles meet
the melting summer asphalt
in a display of unrestrainable energy.
an oppressive heat floats upward, wrapping
itself around tiny legs that refuse
to be held in place; its leaden weight
unable to squelch the joy propelling
the young girl onwards,
towards the sound of her name
carried through trees and over rocks.

she knows. she knows. she knows.

dear friend, grab her hand.
stare into her wild eyes
and refuse to look away.
if you are brave enough,
you will see the walls
you imagine
are not walls at all and
the sound of her name
calling her forth is the
one that sits unspoken
on your lips.

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