love that ball

2 Oct

Exercise Ball 2014 c

She bounces

on the exercise ball

during dinner

or

 

hovering her pencil

over a worksheet,

taking time

deciding

what to write.

 

She

bounces during

talks of all topics

and tones.

“Let’s talk about

real things, Mami,

while I draw cartoons,”

she suggests,

bouncing,

as if

the dual focus

makes hard things

all

right,

 

makes it

unnecessary

to

 

throw

her pencil across the room,

rip her homework in two,

stomp

towards the kitchen trash,

slam doors,

shut down

all

the

way.

 

No.

 

Bouncing,

just –

bouncing.

Just bouncing

now

somehow

makes it

all

feel

right.

 

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