A beautiful, sunny, summer day
Should I go outside to play?
Not to the woods, I can’t leave the trail,
I might stub a toe, or break a nail.
Not in the field, there might be bees!
I could fall down if I climb the trees.
I can’t play ball, there is a sign
I could be charged a hefty fine.
“Put on your sunscreen !” “Carry your phone!”
“You’re not allowed to go out alone.”
“Avoid mosquitoes, they carry disease!”
“Don’t run on the pavement, you’ll skin your knees!”
“And so,” says he….
“What’s on TV?”
-Cathy McAllister 2011