Saturday, June 13, 2009

roadside stop

Pulled off and parked
grass in front
pavement in back

Cars flitting like bright berries through
the green of the opposite bank

Sitting here is soothing and an urban reminder all at once.

The women in the car next to me do not enjoy the view.

Instead they huff on smokes
bicker exquisitely about something
borne away on the wind

like the last of the petals off the pollution-stunted cherry tree.

1 comment:

Woman in a Window said...

Love the splashes of colour, the green of grass, the grey pavement, the smokey white and the berries/cherries. So much in so few words.

And the word caused me to pause and know the scene better.