Sunday, 6 May 2012

Rolling by Andrea McBride

I used to roll down the hill in my backyard and now that I am a little older and braver I roll down the one at Memorial Park the one where the huge rock stands at the top I roll with my hands clasped arms raised above my head in praise my face tastes the earth, the sun blazes through my closed eyelids, the earth, the sky, the earth, the sky I don’t know in which direction I roll I only know gravity pulls me down I roll faster, faster-my brother is at the bottom already - I close my eyes tight and hope that tree root doesn’t jab me, I hope my way down the hill with my eyes closed, the earth, the sky, the earth, the wide open sky.



Andrea McBride, Florida, USA

4 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I can feel that.

Martin said...

An enjoyable read. I love the notion of hoping your way down a hill.

Renee ♥ ツ said...

ahhhhh, you took me back to childhood. Beautiful read!

Amy Parker said...

So great to see your work online like this, Andrea!! Congratulations!