“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

Monday, October 3, 2011

Rain walk

Today the late afternoon walkers —
risk takers — stride purposefully home.
‘I hope we beat the rain,” I call
to a young woman making good time
on the other side of the road.
‘I don’t mind rain,’ she calls back,
‘But if there’s hail ….’ Yesterday,
when I was out in my car, there was hail.
Small spots, but I wouldn’t like them
stinging my unprotected body. However
we grin at each other as we move on,
aware that already the first light drops of rain 
are hitting us both with their cold barbs.

2 comments:

  1. It's risky here too in the late afternoons. Talking in passing - a few words and you've conjured a whole scene for me.

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  2. Thanks, Barb. I wasn't sure if this one worked, so I'm gad to have your feedback. :)

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