By Marlene Lang

I was frozen
and wished it were May
and that I were walking a marshy road
between blowing tall reeds and cattails
red-winged blackbirds riding the breeze.

But it’s winter now
and may never be May
and I’m rushing an icy sidewalk
cars parked in a salted white street
for someone to ignite their engines.

Millions of cars
and millions of blackbirds
make me wonder
who will win?
The engines
or the reeds?
January 5, 2018



PHILOSOPHY PIE and this blog are the property of Marlene B. Lang. Copyright 2018.

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