Sharing Stories

Pat Doheny

Rain patters

on the hood of my jacket,

a small roof

I huddle beneath,

and seems to say

why hurry?

There is nothing to fear.

Simply walk and let worry

drain away

until you feel free and clean

of all you’ve carried

this live long day.

Leave that burden

there on the wet pavement.

You do not need it.

Your feet know how to walk,

just walk

until you know

where you are going.

Patricia Doheny

Bio: Patricia Doheny is a retired writing instructor living in Seattle.

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 ariele@comcast.net. 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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