Wednesday, February 22, 2012


We should have felt like trailblazers
When the
Tennis balls and
Even a miniature football
All came out
Along with us and
The sixty degree weather
On this fine Wednesday
Near the end of February
We should have but
That’s just not the way it works for me
Even if I show up at the school fifteen minutes early
I’m still not the first car in line for pick up and
Even before this Wednesday happened
I knew I was already
A step or
Two or
Two months worth of steps
There was no denying it
Not in the emerging yellow glow of the
Daffodils and
As we watched one ball after the other
Roll down the street or
Fly over the house
There wasn’t time
For denial or

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