This poem was inspired by a solitary walk I took this afternoon in my neighborhood. If you are feeling blah from being confined, get out for a walk – it will ease your mind!
is for a bright sunny day.
is for the berries, buds, & birds I notice along the way.
is for Corona Virus, the reason we walk alone.
stands for the dogs that I notice are few.
is Everyone, where are you now?
is for the fungus that springs up before the rest.
is the grass that is starting to green up.
stands for the houses,
shut up so tight with no humans in sight.
is for me, as I ramble along. Ice & snow are barely gone.
is the jungle gym I see at the park.
Empty it stands, except for a lark.
are the kids; the only two I see.
Wee little three-year-olds, playing and worry-free.
is a lemon that I wish to buy.
Bright and sour, it will make my taste buds fly.
stands for the milk that has disappeared
from some store shelves.
is the nap that now more can indulge.
are the opinions of too many souls.
Lying or guiding, it all takes a toll.
are the pines I see across the street.
Still like sentries in the schoolyard, tall and straight.
is the quiet that fills the streets.
is the road that we often travel down,
filled with the quiet from above and around.
is the sleepiness I shook off to walk.
is the travel time taken to make a loop.
is the umbrella left on someone’s stoop.
is the valley behind my house.
is still the wonder in most everything I see.
is just a symbol of the canceled events we all have.
is what we ask when we don’t really know.
is the zipping of my jacket before I head home.
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