Green Lakes

Green Lakes was heaven, when we took the girls
They swam or sat just off the beach like pearls
I still remember Maggie in the sand
I still remember holding Phoebe’s hand
We got them drinks; the snack bar wasn’t far
Our picnic dinner waited in the car
Like everyone around, we felt the sun
And, yes, we knew the lakes as where we’d run
I watched your muscles make your legs go fast
For now, Green Lakes exists within my past
And running at Green Lakes is just one goal
of what my future holds when I am whole
I want another picnic there with you
I want your precious girls to be there too

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