We are here.
We make decisions, we mend fences, we live and breathe.
We are still.
We wander in fields, we climb up trees, we eat till we’re full.
We expect things.
We feel our way around, we think of all the ways, we sit beneath the stars.
We tell stories.
We dig under the snow, we play tag on the blacktop, we think of one another.
We laugh sometimes.
We heal our wounds, we dance in the rain, we watch as the water becomes frozen.
We trade cards.
We empty out tanks, we collect all the shells, we wonder who’s out there.
We sing songs.
We run till we’re tired, we jump into puddles, we breathe in the helium.
We clap hands.
We get the chores done, we color inside the lines, we dip toes in the pool.
We hammer nails.
We fold over the pages, we drown waffles in syrup, we scratch off fake tattoos.
We smile within.