i step outside(breathe the mid-spring)

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a lazy afternoon in may

Submitted: July 19, 2012

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Submitted: July 19, 2012




i step outside(breathe the mid-spring

air) and take in my surroundings

i sit on the stoop(shaded by a green canopy

Above); i listen to the trees in conversation

hissing gently in the breeze

they might be students set about a table

gossiping over endless coffees


as if in invitation

a cool draft brushes my cheek

lures me in, kind and sincere

i contribute little and suddenly


a man walks to his truck

glances my direction, puzzled

then turns away to enter the contraption


a woman and her dog emerge beside me

timidly she says


i answer the same

the terrier approaches me(sniffing, curious)

i gingerly smooth her furry face

and after a brief, contrived exchange

the man intervenes

addresses the woman, name unknown

and awkward i slunk away to my flat

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