The cars go fast,

as they race past,

those on bikes,

with their little tykes.

“How do you do it?

Aren’t you afraid of being hit?”

“Yes,” I say.

Defensively is the way we play.

The rewards are many, you see,

so I won’t give up easily.

Slow down is my plea.

Drive more cautiously.

”’Natalie Iwasa is a resident of Hawaii Kai”’



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