A Pleasant Interlude

Image by Becka Choat
Image by Becka Choat

Both June and August this year were fraught with personal storms for me, but in July I was granted a blessedly peaceful and pleasant interlude. Here are a few word-snapshots of that time.

Packing the car on
Independence Day,
setting out,
tentatively hopeful.

Hot day. Cool water
rushing over bare feet.
Pure and simple bliss.

Diamond-dazzled
Carolina night. The low,
flitting stars are fireflies.

A thousand small birds
join the river in coaxing
the dawn into day.

*****

Becka Choat is a lifelong lover of words who spends many hours each week in a room of her own, writing or reading and drinking coffee. Her book reviews can be found at www.beckasbookreview.wordpress.com, and her poetry and other musings at www.beckachoat.wordpress.com. You may also follow @beckachoat and/or @booksbybecka on Twitter.

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