The air, the old wives say
Fresh, clean air. It helps the children
to run around.
It has health benefits.
She’s never really
bought into that.
Her pursuits are all
better suited to the space between the covers of a book
than to the spaces that
where the dome of the sky is the ceiling
and the Earth holds her children
But the little ones
teach her in more
ways than one, and their youthful games
and a breath of spring air
-or at least air that’s trying to be spring-
does her more good than
she could ever admit.