Photography poetry

Today’s Morning Walk

How nice
to hear
soothing sounds
on this morning walk

Mockingbirds echo
mimicked songs

Lawnmowers shuffle
season’s first leaf-fall

Laughter rolls from 3 ladies
waltzing from adventures at
the neighborhood garage sale

How refreshing
to see their glee –

their smiles beam
as purses sway,
their purchases
drape on arms

How nice
to hear
comfort’s call

“Woo Hoo!” from a child
frolicking on a front lawn

Stroller wheels’ turns
on nearby pavement

A baby’s babbling coo
A brother’s bike tire’s swerves
An attentive mother’s nurturing
advice to her young ones

The crunch from an
upright squirrel’s
nutty munch

“Good Morning!”
trailing, sailing
through yards
toward a porch
from a mailbox
to another porch

There’s little interference –
no phones
tablets nor TV

no news of
incoming storms or
a storm’s devastating
afterwards, the aftermath

no flood damage
property damage

no police murders
no political spats,
no spewing wars
from a nation’s
nasty mouth

There’s peace like a river
in a caring community
where motors from
lawnmowers harmonize

Where smiles on faces
and waves from
outstretched hands
greet a day’s full dose
of what’s lovely — gratitude

How nice
How refreshing
Moved I am by this walk
on my Saturday morning

Moved I am by
no interference
No interference


Can these times just stay a bit longer and
not come so quickly unraveled and undone?


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