This red soil reminds me of primary school days. After school we would meet on a red football pitch wearing the brightest white socks and shiny black shoes. We looked sharp I have to say, but we weren’t the smartest. As soon as the ball was kicked up in the air, the child in you breaks. For those few minutes, the world is yours, you are completely unstoppable.
Then comes the walk back home, it slows down the closer you get. Replaying every little scenario of how you will explain this to your mother. Your innocence fool you, you start to believe your own lies.
“Mom, I wasn’t playing football, I was running home and I fell down in the dirt”.
All hell breaks loose!
Photograph by @sam.vox
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