Children At Play
by James Keller


The child in us that keeps us
going in spite of every setback
and disappointment, resents
the adult that occupies the house
and wants to keep childhood
under lock and key, confined
to attic and basement.

But left alone in the house
when the adults are out and about
and doing important things,
the children run wild in every room
and fill up every space
with the mayhem of mischief's
intoxicating play.