Morning Walk


I want a normal day so much

One with sunshine through the leaves

Pleasure in the shade

And also where it’s bright


I want a street to walk along

Houses, maybe businesses

Enough to make a neighborhood

I don’t expect a “Howdy, neighbor!”


But real people, living

Publicly, trying to do their best

Enough to hope that privately

Private things are being worked out


It doesn’t have to be my place

My home, my town

This might be only a morning long

But as a present thing, it would be grand


C L Couch