They dash atop nature's carpet

Faces creased into wide smiles

And bellies aching with laughter

Playing games of hide n' seek

And tag

They want you to play too

But you observed from within your home

Never knowing how to fit in

Time is always racing

Soon you wonder if they even remember your name

You know her

Best on the track team

You watch as she runs

And the world watches with you

No one can match her speed

You go back to where she used to play

And wait to see her again

But she never comes

~ phantom130 5 (July 2013)