Peek-a-boo!

A little boy
bundled up in his layered,
light-blue, balloon jacket
leans against the navy brick wall.
Legs apart, arms stretched,
leaning backwards,
his face turned upwards.

The sun peeks out,
from the bleached clouds.
He laughs aloud, runs towards
the bright sunlight and squeals
“caught you!”

And to humour the tyke,
the sun dances into
the nearby clouds.
And when it peeks out
after a while
the boy laughs,
runs forward – once again.

In that moment,
I swear that the sun
twinkled just a bit brighter.
The wind blew with a whoosh
joining in in laughter.

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2 Comments

Filed under Childhood, Inspired, Life at University, The world around me

2 responses to “Peek-a-boo!

  1. Humor, innocence, beauty and compassion! All churned in. Beautiful! 🙂

  2. RuchikaBajoria

    Thanks!
    I saw a little kid right outside my University building…it wasn’t hard to pen down the exact sequence of events as they occurred. It was a magical sight!

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