We were playing hide and seek,
squeals of boyish laughter and shrieks of girlish delight
piercing the air,
almost setting the books atumble
as i chased him around the shelves,
orange-red bag, grimy tee, shiny cheeks and all,
using the mouldy books in a manner afresh..
The boy in the store,
wonder what’s in store for you
as you dash exuberantly ahead.