Out for My Walk

Arlington, Massachusetts, 5.15 am,

first morning of summer ---

air cool and dewy:

sprinklers, sparrows, squirrels;

a wide-awake rabbit or two;

the dedicated runners, avid and trim;

the odd walker, casual, paunchy.


The same lawn on Bates Road

plays host to two signs:

Sean Garballey for State Senate

and Cindy Friedman

for State Senate.


Just enough scribbles of cirrus

in the sunrise-hour sky:

white hairs streaking the chevelure

of a beautiful woman over fifty.



Thomas DeFreitas


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Written on 2017-06-22 at 06:16

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Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
I am dealing with the beauty of Summer you show us and the two opposing signs in the same lawn, and the beautiful woman over 50. The images are vivid but the message is complicated.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
The freshness of dawn beautifully captured.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo! Tom


by Thomas DeFreitas