Small Town Summer Evening

Small Town Summer Evening


Small town summer evening,

Life on the wraparound porch

Waiting for a cool breeze.


Line of rockers facing the street

Cooking done for the day

Girls finishing up the dishes


Sitting hard with a sigh

Wiping hands on already damp apron 

Watching kids circling the barn


Neighbors stop by to chat

Chairs dragged out from the kitchen

Fanning themselves, while telling stories


Watching couples stroll by the river

Listening to the laughter of children

Lone notes from Herman’s saxophone


Dusk is falling over the river

Kids filter back to sit on the steps

Talking about everything and nothing at all.

Bette Low  2020 Marathon

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