Kids

There you are
the four of you
walking on top of the subway tunnel
in the afternoon sunshine
as the wind gets stronger and stronger

no one else can see you
as I am alone on the bridge
so you walk confidently
with a bit of a strut
scorning the lack of railings

one of you looks up and sees me
the grown-up above
and you nudge your friends–
hey look guys somebody’s watching us–
and wave
as I make a “what in all the hells are you doing?” gesture

yet somehow I’m simultaneously beaming
awash in envy
for all the subway tunnels I’ve never walked on
for the matter-of-fact way
you conflate stupidity and beauty
without noticing that you are

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