Week 4/Sunday meditation (a poem)

My poem for the final Sunday meditation prompt of the online retreat. 

Of all the long hot summers passed me by
this is the one I can’t reconcile

Backs turned, looking down the path
an empty road, maybe a leaf blown by the breeze

No footsteps

The signs of life are few
but for the plants sprouting up
through cracks in the pavement

Is it still so light?

The notes I made in the yellowed paperback
are hard to make out

Maybe it meant something back then

Now the choices are
mourning or defiance

I still have those old photos…

(3 November 2020)


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