Updated: Feb 10, 2022
The sun sets
and the young heads rest
As the grown-ups sip their drinks,
And stare at the legs of a blonde,
in a low cut dress.
The child dreams of swinging,
and crossing the monkey bars,
and yesterdays game of dodge-ball.
The grown-ups try to make eye contact with each other
Try to get a glimpse
at who is glimpsing at them.
Hoping someone will go home with them.
Hoping they won't have to spend another night
with only their drinks to keep them company.
The child smiles as he dreams.
The adult smiles at the blonde
She looks away
Avoiding his eyes
The stars emerge from the darkness
and the full moon shines off the hair of the blonde.
The adults keep trying
Hoping to find his match,
he asks the friend of the blonde to dance
and looks at the blonde as he does so.
She respectfully declines his offer
He asks if he could buy her a drink
She rejects him again.
He objects to the rejection
The blonde looks up
and whispers in the ear of her friend
They giggle together
Looking at the man
As they walk away
and sits back down
and starts putting back the liquor.
Soon the stars start to fade
As the sun rises from it’s sleep
Slowly creeping up over the horizon
The child wakes up
and dreams of what it’ll be like
to be all grown up
While the grown-up goes to sleep,
drunk and alone,
wishing he was a kid again.