remember when we walked the streets
watching the sky and the cars slipping by
counting the lights and the lampposts we met
reading the signs and dragging our feet.
remember when we walked through the rain
laughing at raindrops and catching the flu
splashing in puddles and wetting our shoes
pounding on pavement and slipping in mud.
remember when we ran through the grass
frolicking like children and rolling in dew
chewing the green and picking at weeds
crowning our heads with wreaths of leaves.
remember when we sat quiet in fields
surveying the buildings, basking in moonlight
sharing the silence, competing with fireflies
talking in whispers, waiting for daylight.
and now we sit and share the silence
remembering those days when we were friends
© Cindy Lapeña, 2012