This skate makes me smile.
I’m pretty lame, and often late,
with seasonal decorations.
My next door neighbor has the seasonal thing
Hanging pots of fuchsias,
and a pair of white skates I’ve always admired.
So when this artificial skate went on 75% off
clearance, I snatched it up.
I should keep my eyes out at garage sales
for a real pair of skates.
Did you ever ice-skate?
We skated at a pond up the road from us
and at the Lombard Lagoon on Grace Street.
The one on West Road wasn’t smooth,
but it was fun and close.
The lagoon had a concession stand.
But we always brought thermoses
filled with steaming hot chocolate.
Ah, the sweet pleasure of childhood memories.