Hide and Seek.
We played it for a lifetime.
into the long summer nights
spurred on to the Perfect Spot
against miscounted seconds
and out-of-step frenzy
and Hope counting down to Time’s hurried shout,
“Ready or not!”
Stopped frozen, we waited.
I don’t remember all the ins and outs
of places I hid,
or times I froze,
or how I held my breath so tight.
I remember those nights flying like the wind
when no one but Ollie and his oxen and me
~ A true Winner’s Parade ~
and a heart focused only on home.