Scooters, and children up and down the block
Children, playing games. Laughing and chasing one another.
Last summer for some as children.
Some surely graduating, trading their bikes for something else.
Sitting on that stoop.
Excuse me. Pay us no mind. We be patrolling.
Mother's Patrolling. Community Patrolling.
Community adopting children.
They be our children.
Our children on the street.