I stretched back in the sun

Sitting at a bistro table

Edge of town

Across the street

Leviathan trucks came and went for their loads

Coming into port on barges

Front-end loaders shifting massive piles

The roar of their engines


By the tunes on my playlist

And shuffle finally produced a worthwhile mix

So cheers for that

While I waited for the smoothie to arrive

Beautiful women came up the sidewalk

Turning just before my sidewalk table

To enter the health food store and café

At whose door my bike was shackled

And I thought to myself that vegetarianism

Has more than one upside

Appreciating the view

In the heat

And then the young barista brings the smoothie

And more bliss

As the sun beats down

The streetscape spews a random horde

I sit back and sip

Wonder at the glory of a summer day

Soak up the rays

Gather some strength

For the return journey

Uphill, and in the heat


David Trudel  © 2012








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