I have been in an alternate universe
a place I have been before
where perpetual motion is rampant
and parents a mere twoscore.
There’s soccer and softball and homework
lives lived digitally
two kids, two cats, two dogs,
and Grandma (that would be me).
Mom in a sling and Dad far away
a convergence of planning and chance
with non-stop pre-teen rhythm
and flying by the seat of our pants.
I lived in a place such as this
in a dim and distant past
when I had an abundance of pep
and my hormones hadn’t lapsed
but now my creaky bones
move far less supplely
and I don’t know when I’ll recover
from the onslaught of energy.