I want to run full speed

down the sidewalk of my youth again.


Not thinking about what lies ahead

or around the next turn.

Not out of breath

or worried

about what is waiting for me.


I want to scream with elation

at the top of my lungs,

with my friends surrounding me

and know they will want to play tomorrow.


I want to put my head on the soft cool pillow

and fall into a slumber

so deep

only the morning sun

can wake me,

not the woulds, coulds and shoulds

that linger in the corner of rooms.


I want to pedal my bike again,

pick my feet up off of the brakes

hands spread out to the skies

feel the wind rush through my hair.


I want to take a joy ride.


Rainbow Bike900