Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day 19: Lobject’s magnolia tree

The magnolias bloomed as soon as the sun
stayed out long enough to play soccer games
in my backyard after dinner. The green and
white polka dotted painting signified a sure
boundary. Past the trunk was clearly out.
A ball in the tree was playable if it fell down
after reasonable shaking. A ball in the creek
was also out. It was a serious game. Winning
meant bragging rights and the other kids
knowing you were strong, a necessary part
of the field just like the giant magnolia tree.

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