Audacity

I was lying on the sunny autumn grass,
When two kids jumped over me.

Eyes closed,
I felt the swirling bright light of the sun,
Dancing on my eyelids.

A shadow appeared at the corner of the light,
And I opened my eyes to see grand hurtling legs,
Stretched out above my body.

The first boy landed and ran,
Looking over his shoulder and smiling.
I turned my head in time to see the other boy running at me.
Right before he reached the spot where I lay,
He sprang into the air,
Arms outstretched.

When the boys arrived at the sidewalk they stopped,
And bent their knees,
And smiled impishly,
Waving.

I waved back,
Startled but grinning.



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