Monday, June 23, 2014

She stands there
silent and still
in the quiet
summer afternoon

Summer vacations
she would run wild
all over the neighborhood
playing all kinds of impossible
impossible for adults

she was a builder
of cardboard houses

the president of a clubhouse

the boss in the office of her bedroom

she was her royal excellency
Miss Pippi Longstocking

She stands there
outside the office
under the sun
smoking a cigarette
staring off into space

that she should just
get on her 1980's
pink Huffy bike

and ride
“ride, like the wind”