is a girl in pigtails, holding a balloon.
Untainted by the pric of life's pin-
point marksmanship, she skips
down sidewalks, intentionally avoiding
dangerous cracks. She ponders the shape
of random clouds, mentally wills them
to morph into something friendly, fluffy,
forgives the few that burst into summer
showers, allowing her to sing in the rain.
*inspired by Never Stop Dreaming, artist Osnat Tzadok