One More Day (prose poem)
Another day for a summer walk downtown, both able to have watchers eye-clock them, right on time they agree, as smiles meet passersby with a brightness that lifts some sad souls from deep closets of despair.
Further steps take them past a real estate office where dreams shout from window displays. And the Fraser bakeshop entices. The weather is warm, clouds in spirals dance to an audience below. Town Hall imposes itself into view.
Tired legs seek a resting spot, and Sobey’s provide space, its foodstuffs teasing, some selected for further usage. And the return home attempts another route. Architecture in Georgian and Italianate pride decorates this side street. Home awaits, a cup of coffee, then rest for a pair of folks enjoying the journey in their autumn days of life.
© Richard and Esther Provencher