Sky Blue!

My spirit danced in the love of your laughing blue eyes as we skipped hand in hand down our sidewalk. Through the yellow rays of our neighborhood’s sunlight we passed the daffodils in bloom and yesterdays’ fuzzy-smudged hopscotch game.

Sky Blue!

Giggling, we sang a song from a radio or TV commercial I’d never heard since.

On my first day of kindergarten you said we should wear our matching mother-daughter print dresses you made, so we wouldn’t  miss each other as much. Together we waited for the bus so I wouldn’t feel afraid around the older kids. You gently squeezed my hand in yours when they called me a baby because I still needed you. We held hands until it was time for me to go. I watched you wave to me, smiling through your tears as the bus driver took me farther and farther away from you. I finally turned away when the cruel shadows of elm and maple trees hid you from me; tears cascading from my eyes onto the little print dress you made.

Susan Marie Shuman/SusanWritesPrecise

 

The Daily Post

3 thoughts on “Sky Blue!

Tell it like it is

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s