twinkling eyes sparkling with daily anticipation
the uncertainty of
what and who and why and how
will happen today
amidst new friends and enemies and adults who claim
to know what they
a cauldron of fear and excitement and burgeoning courage
how do i know....
who to trust?
who to like?
when to reach?
what to believe?
how to question?
what to do?
Beings not quite grown to fit the size of their skin
the energy of growth and expansion
bursting through in exhuberant expression
decibles beyond comprehension
fill the halls
with glee and pain and questions and pushing and flirting and hiding and moving
feeling their way
into the first chapters of independance
their faces telling so much
the beginnings of voice and confidence
learning who to be
life force clear and unbridled as a
colt finding his legs on a new spring morning field
and in some
the readable sadness of a childhood stolen
windows into a soul too telling
direction being determined
trying to show the way.....