Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2073 Elm Street

Young limbs dangle then yank
dandelions at their stems;
roots too strong to disengage.

She almost dances
blows seeds into the breeze
warmed with summer.

Long legs tangle in a weave
as she scatters wishes
to unseen winds.

Her juvenile face displays
no trace of a smile
to match the hop-skip of feet.

Suddenly she stops
ponders before a sign
then kicks the bright orange SOLD.

Then just as quick
slim legs bound up stairs.

© 1999 Joanne Elliott