: Pre-School Race, Seen Through a Bus Window :

an excerpt by Shane Seely

 

 

Across the street from the Catholic church, five runners

on the empty soccer field:

 

two boys in white tee shirts neck

and neck

 

two boys in polos close behind

and one boy

 

the last boy—

as the sun blooms above the church spire

 

brightening the field’s green—

skipping