My whole life 
bracing against, 
is my learned 
survival antic.

   When out 
of the quiet & blue
   a family 
of hoodlums
   bicycle through 
  they bring
an onslaught
   of laughter.
   and frolicking 
without a care.

How dare, without a care
do I brace against that?
© SB Joy, 2023

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