Thursday, November 08, 2007

Why We Do It

Last year, when the leaves fell, you
worried; you
tried to put them back on the trees,
so concerned that the pretty wooden creatures
might be ill,
that something in the world might have turned
This year when I raked leaves into a big, big pile
you waded through them, buried to your waist;
you jumped ,and landed with a crunch, and jumped again
and tossed crisp red and brown confetti in the air
for hours straight,
and laughed, and laughed,
as though a pile of leaves were the best thing
ever in the world,
and I laughed too, and didn’t feel the blisters on my hands
from so much raking.


Awesome Mom said...

Evan has that jacket too. I used it as part of his costume for Halloween.

Anonymous said...

camera working again? or recycling of older pictures ?

Finally an update again :) cheers

Jaelithe said...

Camera sort-of working. Took this one last night.

Dawn said...

What a difference a year makes, I think

R said...

Good for you guys, loved reading this.

Lisa said...

Awww. That is so sweet. I thought the same thing Dawn said... What a difference a year makes.

Debbie said...

*gasps for breath over sheer awesomeness of this post*