Eyes of Everything

A rough area

stained in bright colors.

Chalk imprinted on

small joints, lead forward

careful and intensely creating a masterpiece.

 

Standing proud, hands on hips

while the elbow, hand and forehead

have pink and yellow and orange smudges.

 

Later,

dirt from falling

after running too hard, and

the grass clippings sticking to

sweaty knees and joints.

 

Only to finally find

defeat in exhaustion.

Droopy eyelashes

slowly dragging feet.

 

Hot summer days

finish best

with sweet dreams.