March 31, 2008
By James Magnarelli, Wilmington, MA

Feelings of freedom
Independent of obligations
To myself or to others
Only to fun.

Knowing nothing but wonder
I wondered at what there was to know
Eventually choosing
To spend my time
In play.

I rode my bike up and down the hill
Skidding at the bottom each time.
Knowing that the bike would be thrown out soon,
I skidded all day.
Time after time.
Up and down.
With no rubber on the tires
I came to a stop.

After the tires had worn,
There could be no skidding
It was time for me to ride.

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