Let’s run and skip on the


knees skinned bodies soaring


the turf-Earth

backsides resting on rubber spaceships

dizzy and


with laughter


we fall


I think now

that God

took the world

the blazing stars

and put them in




heavens and dreams



kept secret

behind your

little-boy body

the limbs that have now stretched

with time


I do not play on playgrounds anymore and

neither do you


But still I see

the light

that shines within you

mischievous eyes framed

by dark lashes

your steady, disarming honesty

your smile


those things remain


dVerse poets: you’ve stolen my heart and left me speechless


10 thoughts on “Kin

    • Hi there, RT, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, and for taking the time to read through this poem. It really does mean a lot to me, and I am so thrilled you liked it!

  1. the title threw me a bit because i read it last…i was thinking of child like love…and innocense of it…and i guess it fits with kin too…i was initially thinking more romantic…i am glad that glint is still there either way…

    • Hi Brian, thank you so, so much for taking the time to read through this poem and offer your feedback. There is a familial-love kind of thing going on, but yes, not so much romantic. I am glad you enjoyed it either way! Thank you!

  2. WOW… I could see everything …. beautifully described… and then how you pulled it in at the end… I don’t play on playgrounds anymore, and neither do you… but I still see the light that shines within…. those things remain…


  3. i love this reflection – great creativity…

    hope you are continuing to read “Shadow of the Hegemon” … keep me posted like before – careful not to spill spoilers around for those that haven’t read them yet…

    love your poetry…..

    David in Maine USA

    • Thank you, David. I apologize that I was unable to post anymore writing sooner. I am truly thankful that you enjoy my poetry.
      I’ve finished Shadow of the Hegemon, and I really love Bean’s character! I also finished Ender’s Game and Ender in Exile. I hope to read Shadow Puppets next!

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