To a Brother Growing Up

June 2, 2009
When I taught you
At six to kick
A soccer ball, rolling along
In front of you
As you pulled back
On your two young legs
My own eyes widening
In shock when you dribbled
Across the stretched
Field of the complex
I held my breath
For the scream
Of your trip as I
Jogged to catch up
While you grew faster, more rickety
With distance
Running, running
For your life, smiling
To the world
Jersey flapping
Behind you like
Your own flag, saying

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lightning13 said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 6:29 pm
I reallly like this :)
Yael R. said...
Sept. 3, 2009 at 10:12 pm
i love this! so sad and so true.
SilverMoon replied...
Jan. 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm
Iloved this because you kind of embrace how others around you are growing up, and to be attached emotionallly...well, it's painful! Great job!
Oh, and thanks for commenting on my work!
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