Thursday, April 01, 2021

21 Feet


21 Feet
From the golden delicious home
To the rocky wall and lilac bush
A backyard field of dreams.
From a dusty patch in Kentucky blue
To the meadow fescue edge
An open green for childhood dreams,
To below the crested hillside
Above the mint and carrot patch
Where bunnies, birds, and butterflies dream.
Just 21 feet from the apples to the lilac wall.
Just 17 feet from the lilacs to the dusty patch.
Just 22 feet from the patch to the minty hill.
Yet behind the young boy’s eyes
Each appeared to be 90 feet,
Beneath the roaring crowds it seemed.

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