Friday, June 22, 2007

The Landscape of the Playground

The Landscape of the Playground

Sadness in my heart…profound

Ripping, tearing, sinking, deepening

As my sweet, angelic toddler

Sits alone

Sits alone…content

Preoccupied with crushed stone

Examining, scrutinizing

Sorting and counting

Sorting and counting…stones

Her back to the others

Peers, frolicking and laughing

On jungle gyms and slides

On jungle gyms and slides…together

Save one

Each enjoying

The landscape of the playground.

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