maple leaves
wiggle in the rain
an empty swing


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Photo: Danville, Indiana, c.b.w. 2014

For years this tree swing swayed back and forth in the summer breeze. However, I never once saw anyone actually swinging on it. It always made me wonder if it was still in use or just a relic left over from a childhood long gone. This past summer, I walked the familiar route into town and found the tree swing was gone. Now, it’s a story I’ll never know.

Words: c.b.w. 2019