Dawn Corrigan

Hide and Seek, 1978

We pulled the green smells
into our bodies,
ran farther and faster,
winter-lengthened legs
not awkward in motion,
and we hunted one another
in the prickly bushes,
in yards laced with clotheslines
until all together we found
Joel and Tracy
in the bushes,
not minding the prickles,
no longer interested in our game.

Like Ignatius J. Reilly, Dawn Corrigan dusts a bit, and, when her brain begins to reel from literary labors, makes an occasional cheese dip. www.dawncorrigan.com.