driven across a flooded and frozen bog
the puck glides, bumps, jumps, and swerves
a kid in a green jersey rushes after it
falls and slides towards it, laughing
other kids skate around him like a swarm
they can't find the puck, does he have it?
he keeps laughing, uncontrollably,
giddy from the fun on the ice.
in the background his sister falls.
she's just learning how to skate.
in two months she'll be better than him
at his favorite sport, and he won't mind.