A Poem

By Al amin al Hassan

Take me down memory lane

Walk me past the playground 

Hold me to the sound of hands clapping 

And feet dancing


My face bloated with delight 

My body blemished under the failing light 


Swing me back and forth this memory 

Hopscotches and bikes

Seesaws and knees stained green with grass 


My untamed joy running free 

My jaded spirit sliding with glee.