Saturday, 16 January 2021

16. Dreams

 Dreams don’t die.

They never do,

until they get fulfilled.


I was fifty-something

when I found the ringette group.

It wasn’t hockey

but it was close enough.


I emailed the group, “I can’t skate.”

“Can I join anyways?”

They said yes, and welcomed me

with open arms.


I felt a need to prepare

and so secretly signed up for

“Women’s Learn to Play Hockey.”

I was the only over-fifty participant.

The rest were teenage girls.

We’d skate hard, drop to our knees,

slide on our bellies, get up

and do it all over again.

They might have wondered about me.

I have to say I wondered myself.  


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