The Ramble

Just took my curiosity
for a long, slow walk through
my quaint old neighborhood.
Needed to get my mind
off troublesome things.
Things I can’t control.
Walked down winding streets
just following my nose.
Wanted to get a little lost
and see where I ended up,
find my way back by luck
and good guesses.
Left at the big oak,
right at the azaleas.
All manner of things
caught my eye,
crossed my path.
Like those fat, hissing white geese,
the big old woodpecker drumming away,
white ibis scrounging for bugs,
a tiny warbler bobbing its nervous little tail.
I saw a birdbath in the shape of an over-sized basket,
shutters prettied up with painted butterflies,
an old man sitting on his front porch with a book.
Things you don’t see every day.
Now I’m back, my curiosity satisfied,
my outlook improved.

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About boomergirl47

Retired from the University of South Florida. Love reading, writing, hiking, nature, music, birding, puttering around the house and yard, doing things with my grandsons and spending time with my beau on his beautiful 22 acres in north central Florida.
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