༺ Sunshine & Shadow ༻

birthday bicycle

ah, the glory of that bicycle
is it so long ago
that birthday?

wheeling scared elated
entrusted to momentum
my Dad released me
laughing steps receding
down our little hill

wind thrilled
my boyhood ablaze
with love mutely given
and tacitly received

“Colmcille and Hughie 2007”

HC: 2003