annual ride to Cove Island Park today
10 miles (3 times around the loop)
9.6 mph (leisurely pace around the loop)
sunshine and warmth
pelted by memories all the way

families in the park
almost somnolent on a late June afternoon
only one child shrieking, a problem with the tram

gangly boy makes an elaborate show of falling off his scooter
later same boy makes an elaborate show of losing his sneaker while scooting

Chinese infant, pink pants white long sleeve t-shirt
dark goggles, mottled skin – some condition?

tiny child, tiny bike, fluorescent colors
pedals ahead of me like an exotic insect

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