I used to be better at this,
but no matter, for still I go
up and down, down and up.
And as I climb, I see you there,
over the fence, laying in the sun.
Then all I see is wood, on the descent,
until yet again, there you are,
smiling as you see me.
And too late, I return an awkward smile,
only to have it blocked by the downward fall.
But just as gravity sucks me down,
so also will it spit me up again,
and perhaps you’ll see me smile back.