Cold Heaven

Down the block
He’s almost here
The glistening Frosty
Ice-cream truck
That you waited all
Day to come
Remember running so fast
When you finally heard
It’s pre-recorded song
You swore you could hear
It blocks away
You’d run inside
Quick, quick money please
Before he goes away
And dash outside again
And you’d have to run
An extra block
To catch the glistening truck
And all the time breathlessly
Thinking, Oh please wait for me
But you didn’t care
You were just a kid in
Love with the ice-cream truck
And nothing else
Could ever compare
On a hot summers day
I swear I hear
I’ve gotta run
I guess I’m still
A kid at heart
Please wait for me again

By Lorraine Stark