Child:

I watch the balloon float lazily in the sky

Watch it til it reaches heaven

Maybe a cherub will catch it

Water sparkles on the lawn

It feels cool on my skin

If I was small I would drink from the dew on the grass

A quick smile as the wind tugs my hair

I wiggle my toes in the soil

Drop to my knees quickly

I spot an old friend

Mr. Ladybug

He tickles my finger as he says hello

I whisper secrets to him

He doesn't know it but he is a messenger

I make a ring of forget-me-nots

I don't care that my arms are covered in watermelon juice

Skipping through the trees

My barefoot innocence