The poetic city: “The Matchless Pleasure Of A Four Year Old 2/15/15”

The Matchless Pleasure Of A Four Year Old     –   2/15/15

It must have been the mound of oak leaves 
Recently raked into an enticing pile 
Making them so scoopable 
That the neighbor’s boy couldn’t resist 
His urge to fling up handfuls 
As high as he could 
Taking delight in their descent 
Showering his head with light and lightness
While his mother gardened 
On the other side of the car 
Now knowing, or pretending not to know,  
The dissipation of her patient efforts 
Into the matchless pleasure of a four year-old  


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