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Quiet Adventure

Sharing Stories

Red leaves are part of Fall's delights.
 
QUIET ADVENTURE


Turning left instead of right, I took the long way home.

Slow road trip, gaze at scenes—painted leaves season.

A strutting wild rooster showed off—red crown comb.

Tires roll on gold leaf carpet lane—windblown reason.

Along the way, tall red trees form an artful chorus line.

Leaves waved like dance hall ruffles on a Can-Can skirt.

Blackbirds riding branches—sequined costume design.

Front row seat imagined Moulin Rouge’s Can-Can flirt.


Mother Nature’s tempting overflow—pumpkin season.

Father Time’s clockworks tic—what is old is new again.

A day’s quiet adventure—spirited scenes to dream on.


April Ryan is a retired Seattle bus driver and adamant teller of stories and weaver of poems, and THIS poem was written on my birthday! Ariele 

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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