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Boys on the Lawn

written during a neighborhood 'rumble'

Jun 15, 1997

Boys playing in the twilight
on green spring lawns.
The magnolia bloomed today,
the daffodils burst skyward.
The boys are redfaced and bright,
the spring air fills their lungs
as they huff and puff,
Reluctant for supper and bedtime.

Eagerly they throw themselves
into wild tumbling and races.
They come to the door for water,
and then launch themselves
back into the fray.

When it's too dark to see
my boys scuffle through the door
into my arms.
Their hair smelling like grass,
mud, and evening air.

Cool and sweaty,
their hair in a tangle,
their jeans stained with grass and mud,
they exude the tonic
of children.

The bubble bath is frothy.
They scorn it at first,
and then with rubber sharks,
dive in and attack.

Kimmy Sophia BrownKimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.

She writes the column "From the Back Porch" as well as reviews of music in her column "MusicViews". Her goal in her music reviews is to introduce music she loves to people who may not have heard that particular artist or CD. For information about how to submit a CD for review, click here.

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