The little girl
Swept the sidewalk with her scooter.
From the opposite side
A boy on his bicycle.

One day they collided
And laughed and said hi.
The scooter and the bicycle
Laid side by side.

The grown woman
Strolled along the sidewalk so.
From the opposite side
A young man.

The woman asked the man
If he didn’t used to ride a scooter.
The man asked her hand
In marriage.

by Vera Sidhwa