Read by Rabbi Neil Blumofe.
I open the door and a rush of sweaty socks
is the only aroma I smell.
But, I don’t mind.
We’re at Jumpoline!
The exciting, bouncy and thrilling indoor park.
I rip off my shoes as fast as I can.
I am dearly hoping they will come off faster.
I run up the stairs to the trampolines but it seems
That the stairs are doubling as I go up them.
Once I reach the trampolines,
I jump as high as I can and perform a flip.
“Successful,” I think in my head.
An hour later, one of the staff members
comes up to me and says, ”Time is up.”
I say okay
but in my mind I am angry,
I didn’t want to leave.
But I did know that paradise was temporary.