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Impressions While Walking, 12/20/2016

Posted on: December 20, 2016

77.
I am walking in the 25 degrees
Early morning
My breath in a cloud before me
I pass a nice oak tree
With a bench underneath
In what would be shade
If the sun were out
And if the tree had leaves
A few months ago
I was saturated with some kind of angst
And left the house
Knitting bag in hand
To walk and clear my head
And maybe meditate a while
Over a few rows of methodical stitching
I made my way to that bench
In the summertime, the tree
Was outfitted with an American flag
I sat, breathed deeply, and reveled in my solitude
A car came along and parked at a house nearby
A woman got out
I detected that she took an interest in my presence
She came over to me
I wrestled away the little nut
Of disappointment at the invasion
She greeted politely and noticed the scarf I was making and said something nice
Then she told me it was her son who planted that tree when he was a boy
She put that bench there and the flag when he died as a soldier in the Middle East
Even as vacant and cold as it looks when I pass it just now
That spot scintillates with the soul it has been given
And gives a glimmer that I know its story

(12/20/2016)

76.
Drip at end of nose
It itches and drives me nuts
Outside in the cold

(12/20/2016)

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