A step taken, then two
No pain, only gain.
Take a few more,
Come on, you can do this.
I stagger a little, drag my feet
Knowing how unfit I have become.
A little further, a hill to climb,
Muscles working, as they should
None complaining, yet!
The shops I pass
Little action this early
The baker’s open, ready for business
The corner Café, a flurry of activity
Coffee, breakfast, preparation.
Up the next incline and turn towards home.
Uneven paths a nightmare
Watchful, wary, dreading a sprain this far out.
Down through the park, sloping path,
Leaning to the left, path leads to rail bridge
Above it the courthouse stands sentinel.
I’ll go a little further today, all flat
A loop around the primary school
The deathly quiet of the funeral directors.
The home stretch, feeling ok,
The sun now up shines in my face
Warming against my version of cold.
Home, cool off against the back fence
The cows and calves chewing, gazing at me
Wondering what life I must have
Stuck my side of the fence.