morning poem, october 2, 2015



from my window


on a grey afternoon


cars and pickups

now and then a bus

glide over new pavement

leaving the city.

a girl in a pink jacket

waits on a corner

she holds something in her arms


a breeze rustles the oaks along the sidewalk

and the flow of traffic ceases

the girl waits, unmoving

the breeze blows again

and the traffic resumes

like an incoming tide.


copyright 2015

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