The Revolt

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Undaunted by splinters
or more serious injury,
they yanked at the railing
with smooth hands,
kicked at it with tennis shoed feet.
It didn’t ruin easily,
so they worked on
doggedly,
demonstrating a determination
which would have incited delight
in their parents,
teachers,
under other circumstances.

Eventually, wood gave,
cracked,
fissures opened allowing bolts
to break free,
post with it.
They cheered,
fist bumped after tossing
the pieces
into the clearness
of the stream,
sat on the bridge planks,
satisfied,
view now unobstructed
by things we believed
best kept them safe.

 

Julie Ayers
NaPoWriMo Day 17

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