Do you remember running like the air
Through rushing branches, scrambling toward the sea
Pursuing hidden cities, and aware
That magic creatures watched invisibly?
Do you remember searching in the sand
For hermit crabs, and shattered crumbs of stone
Beyond the realm of chores and reprimand
By secret dunes you journeyed to alone
Or singing, when the starlight washed your hair,
Invented words to a familiar tune
And hearing echoes from a dragon's lair
And hurling thoughtless pebbles at the moon?
Do you remember flying, wondering why
Adults who saw you, didn't want to try?