There’s still a kitten
inside that sixteen year old cat.
His Christmas present
– bluebird that shoots a laser dot –
entices leaps into the air
and batting practice normally seen
in a much younger creature.
And Sam is not alone.
I have to believe that
given the right impetus,
that core of playfulness
and wonder is in each of us.
Irrespective of age, just waiting
for an opportunity to burst forth.