His white shirt and gray pants push through the morning rain
The frayed straps of knowledge,
hanging loose on a 10 year old back.
A waiting father kindly urges him on
Juggles the bag and tests the weight.
Perhaps, to straddle the gap between conformity and comfort.
In the paddy fields
The white stork
flaps its snow white wings
with each wingbeat of responsibility
and takes flight.