The Park

The leaves gather in the

corner against the wall,

blown from a tree that

no longer seems so tall.

A dog lazily raises his

leg against the trunk

to relieve himself of all the

puddles that he has drunk.

A couple walk arm in arm

towards the midday sun

as children in the playground

scream out from fun.

An elderly man sits

alone on a bench feeding

crumbs to the birds,

while a young woman

on her phone passes by

not caring if she is heard.

Office workers sit together

to have their lunches,

they observe their more

enthusiastic colleagues

exercise by doing lunges.

The slight murmur of traffic

can be heard in the distance,

away from the park

and its passive existence.

group of people enjoying music concert
Photo by Leah Kelley on


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