Sunday, December 21, 2008

Built for Balancing

The first night he walked her home she thanked him and he said,
Sure ,anytime, absolutely. She thought of her mom's dog who, when
he wanted a treat, did all his tricks at once. Sit, lay down, rollover,
shake, bow, play dead. Treat. In front of her house, a streetlight
threw a shadow on a green Schwinn bike seat. It was a small heart
in the middle of the sidewalk. She stepped right in the center of it and
stood still. For a second she felt like she was really balancing—
doing stunts she didn't even know she was capable of.

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