Rail Trail I

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Honeysuckle breeze carries

scent of cut grass.

Mower drones

behind shaggy hickories.

He stops to listen.

Maples flutter,

serious oaks think

about making acorns.

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Slow walking

One step to his two-step

shuffle-crunch gravel.

On the verges

phlox lilac pink

dandelion fluff

sinister poison ivy,

innocent in shiny green

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One chorus of

Zippity-do-dah,

He’s happy

under the canopy

shade and sun

in his eternal now.

2 thoughts on “Rail Trail I

  1. Oh Kim I can’t imagine what it is like for you to watch his deterioration. But just then he was happy and so I guess those are the moments that you have to cherish.

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