I wrote the following poem years ago, inspired by a park I still enjoy walking through today. I posted it this here in 2010 when it was published in Serendipity Poets Journal. Now, it appears in the summer print edition of The Avocet. Click below to hear me read it.
I walk along the smooth sidewalk
surrounded by lush, green lawns, benches,
trees in the first stages of growth,
the scent of newly mown grass,
cries of children as they swing, slide,
play in the gurgling fountain,
inviting on a hot summer day.
I’d rather walk here than through the streets.