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The Lawn

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The Lawn

I grew up in a house that had a huge green lawn in the backyard.
It ended at the edge of a steep hill. When I stood on it, I felt suspended
as if I was floating just above the small town below.

I remember basking in the sun on this soft, pampered suburban lawn--
hot summer afternoons made it too hot to move, no breeze, and
lizards scurrying by to break the silence, interrupt daydreams.

As I think back to being eye-level in that green blade jungle; 
I think of all the feet that have crossed there. 
Bare feet and boots, high-heels and the delicate hooves of deer--
All the memories that have walked away.

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  1. Date: 8/17/2009 10:02:00 AM
    Very nice write. Great last line.

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 7:22:00 AM
    CONGRATULATIONS on being a winner in Johns contest, a lovely written piece...kindest thoughts, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 7:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your most excellent win in John's contest! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 1:26:00 PM
    Ooh! Very nice writing. It has a beautiful flow. I love the parts about "half-baked dreams and memories that have walked off." Keep writing. And welcome to Poetry Soup.