the games not played

I. May 5, 2002
I have come out to play in
The sandbox of

Heaven, in the time it takes
To count the beads

Of wracked time, I will test
The shores of a

Beaten throng, a million
Smiles, smoldering.

II. January 12, 2016

the demon storehouse of untapped
   soil, the

chances not supplied with oxygen,
   the games

not played, the full thrust of 
   action not

known to muscle or throat or to
   fresh ink

For my nephew, Hasan (May 5, 2002 – January 12, 2016)