shadow jumps

hand in hand sisters walk skip jump

on sidewalks teetering from one side

arms are now stretched out like walking along high wire

mindful of all the cracks like roots spreading out in concrete

grass will always grow here, it’s wild and can’t be contained

sisters make up games

still at this age imagination is just like that grass

the sun casts long shadows as cars whiz by

coming for the girls going to plow them down

quick like deer they jump, together

now hand in hand

they jump again and again

over the cars

till they have defeated each and every one

together shadow jumpers

wait for the next waves of cars coming off the free way


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