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The count down starts: we go
.....laughing and running at top speed,
.........off behind houses, into meadows that
..............tear our thighs with golden grass;
...................searching for that perfect place
........................ to hide, behind the neighbors fence
..............................among rows of tall corn stalks
...................................high up in the treehouse
........................................in all the places she
..............................................wont look.

..............................................Caught!

I cover my eyes
and start to count.

Footsteps vanish one by one
.....gone, gone, going, gone.
..........Danny off to big-time high school sports.
..............(He thinks he's much too good for us)
.....................Audrey studies before her mirror.
..........................Barbara off to college
...............................and Brian simply disappeared.

We are growing up,
......growing away,
...........as life itself calls,
................"Ready or not... Ready or not..."

...................There is nowhere to hide.


Judith Pordon

Listo o no

La cuenta empieza. Nosotros vamos
......riendo y corriendo a toda velocidad
..........de detras de las casas, en praderas
..............que rasgan nuestras caderas con los vecinos,
...................entre surcos de altos tallos de maiz,
........................ariba en la casa del arbol,
.............................en todos los lugares
...................................donde ella no
....................................... buscara.

................................Nos agarraron!

Me cubro los ojos
y empiezo a contar.

Las pisadas se desvanecen una por una
....se van, se van, se van, se van.
.........Danny se ha ido a los grandes deportes de preparatoria
.............(el piensa que es demasiado bueno para nosotros),
....................Audrey estudia frente al espejo,
.........................Barbara en la universidad
.............................. y Brian simplemente desaparecio.

Estamos creciendo
.....creciendo
.........y la vida esta llamando.
................Listos o no.......Listos o no

..................no hay donde esconderse.


- Judith Pordon