Sunday, April 26, 2015

Earth Day Dawned ...

... Not bright and clear, but with cold rain whipped 
by gusts of wind and thunder.
I went to swim practice this morning,
my new blue training fins sticking out from
a pocket on my backpack.
The irony was not lost on me --
that I should huddle and cringe from the rain,
all the while looking forward to jumping
into a pool full of coolish water.
There, I would relish the feel of my body
pushing through the clear liquid,
knowing that later I would stand, stolid
and miserable under my umbrella,
as I waited for the bus to return home.


William Kendall said...

Those blossoms look lovely!

LuiZ FernandoS said...

One more gasoline station

Speedway said...

Yes, William, pink is everywhere, in all shades. And Luiz, one more gas station to contaminate our landscape. Sometimes, though, the morning light does lend itself to these urban fixtures, showing them to be the cement "weeds" they are.