Things of speed in East City Peterborough
Sledding through powder down Armour Hill.
Skating after a puck on the Lift Lock canal.
Spinning on the merry-go-round at James Stevenson Park.
Chasing after the Dickie-Dee ice-cream cart.
Jumping off the Blue Bridge into the Trent canal.
Swinging an iron at Liftlock Golf Club.
Munching a sugar cookie from East City Bakery.
Riding in an ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Volleying a tennis ball at the Quaker Tennis Club.
But nothing was as fast as my cousins’ reciting the “Our Father” prayer
before eating dinner.
(first featured on Medium platform April 28, 2021)