five years old
she cannot stand being still
after bouncing relentlessly
on her trampoline,
tirelessly following a lady bird
climbing and descending leaves,
threading daisies into necklaces,
immaculately licking icing and sprinkles
off cup cakes - without eating the cup cake!
she stood in front of the garden wall as the sun
began to set and played clapping rhymes with her own shadow.