Thursday, February 20, 2014

Swing Slow, Sweet Chariot

Swing Slow

You don't want me to push you
On the swing, or anywhere else.
So I stand there, trying
to explain how to move your legs
pumping up and down
the physics of swinging.

You prefer to go slowly,
small movements back and forth
are plenty for you.
And that's fine with me;
I know it won't last forever.
Someday you'll beg me
for one more underduck,
wildly wishing for speed.

For now, you just want to swing
at your own, slow tempo,
And I don't blame you.
Swing slow, sweet chariot.

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