Premature Melancholy

basketball-hoop-495329_1280By Kathleen Verbiest

There’s a father at the park

with the legs of a basketball player

that children are drawn to like

monkeys to a tree

Clenched around his legs and

shrieking with laughter

they await his giant steps

And I know:

these children will grow up

this man will grow old

but I will always see him

with toddlers around his legs

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