He posted a poem called "Kick a Little Stone" on his blog and then said, "The simplicity of this poem blows me away. Topics [in the book] range from kicking stones to going to the beach to swinging up, up into the sky."
So. Go to Tracy's blog. Read the poem. Get a feel for it.
Then come back here and write your own.
1. Keep it short. I'm not looking for Paradise Lost.
2. It must be about something children do.
3. You can be serious or funny. Please don't be oblique or metaphorical. I'm not up for that today.
Small print: No prize will be awarded, but a winner will be named.
Daddy pulls the wagon
Over sidewalk cracks
He rolls it through rain puddles
The wheels leave skinny tracks
We hurry under dripping trees
My mouth is open wide
We take a hairpin turn so fast
The back wheels start to slide
I’m shaking in my wagon seat
And then my wagon’s in the air
It’s hit a tree root bump
Daddy stops and looks behind
There’s worry on his face
But I just smile my biggest smile
And say, “Pick up the pace!”