The picture in my mind
Resembles this photo
I came across
Racing up the steps
Once again from school
Running back down the steps
To be with my friends
Slumber parties, skate-a-thons, driving my new second-hand car
My boyfriend walks up to meet my parents for the first time
My family walking down together to go to church
Walking slowly down as we attend funerals of loved ones.
Watching Daddy walking up the stairs coming home from work
Where have all the days gone
Have I really gotten older?
Am I all grown up
Now I sit here with this picture in my mind
Smiling as I travel down memory lane
If only I could reach out and touch
Mommy and Daddy’s hands once again.