Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It cooled enough

It's amazing what difference a weather change makes.  Opening the doors and windows to the outside world, even listening to distant traffic noises, helps me feel connected to the world, to consider what's next, and then, only then, what's next again.

It cooled enough
To turn off the artificial air,
Open the windows and doors,
Listen to the outside sounds,
Consider again the birds
In the backyard,
Listen to the distant cars
On the Elgin-O’Hare
Which goes neither
To Elgin
Nor to the airport
Instead it offers
A convenient shortcut
To the doctor’s office
In Hanover Park.
It cooled enough
To consider what’s next,
And then,
What’s next again.

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