How's the Weather
How’s the Weather?
Summer time sauna hot
Searching for a shady spot
Ice cubes roll in noisy clink
Melting into lemony drink
Remembering another season
Spinning fan breezy reason
Nature waved her magic wand
Sharp skates laced by frozen pond
Figure-eight’s grooved infinity rut
Skaters raced landing on their butt
Laughter echoed in the cold
Thawed in memories now retold
Summer, fall, winter, spring
Seasons change like a mood ring
Springtime rhyme, April showers
Watery days bring May flowers
Another conversation ebb and flow
“How’s the weather?” joy or woe
April Ryan is a talented poet and retired Seattle bus driver.
SHARING STORIES is a weekly column for and about the 50 plus crowd living in the Puget Sound region. Send your stories and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell local or personal stories; discuss concerns around aging and other issues; share solutions, good luck, and reasons to celebrate; poems are fine too. Pieces may be edited or excerpted. We reserve the right to select among pieces. Photos are always a plus and a one-sentence bio is requested (where you live, maybe age or career, retired status, etc.).
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