around like we used to do as a child

just trying to catch one another and laughing as you almost caught  me.

But, you miss  me and stumble to the ground and, I turn around just to check on you

and as I get close I see you holding your hand.

And I instantly feel bad that you hurt yourself and just as I lean down to ask you if you thought it was just sore or sprained  or even broken.

You pull me down with your supposed hurt hand, and you laugh because you fooled me and you won because you caught me.

Such a cheater you were when it came to these games but your smile made me stop being mad.

But, I push away and say first back to the house has to cook lunch and I run away as fast as I can.

I  close the door behind me so there was no way you would win and I would get a free delicious meal out of you.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes