A game of hopscotch with the biggest of skips,
the ice cream truck’s siren of dings, dongs, bleeps, blips,
a surprise gust of wind filled with cold winter blues…
What makes little kids leap right out of their shoes?
Perhaps Moms appear with the promise of lunch,
or Dads tossing them in the air – that’s a hunch,
whatever it is, shoes just get in the way,
that’s what I think. Now what do you say?
It doesn’t have to be in verse, but tell me what you think the wearer of these flip-flops saw or heard that caused her to run off without them. Be creative!