What I Shall Do This Summer

Georgetown, Conception Bay, NL
Georgetown, Conception Bay, NL
By on June 1, 2022
E. Reid
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This summer
I shall stand under a archway of pine trees
and listen as the wind whistles through the branches.
I shall stand on the shore line
and listen to the anthem of smoothed stones
being rolled and tumbled
by the ever moving sea.

On sticky hot July afternoons
I shall be seated  on a chilled pew
in a vacant and cooled nave
and I shall reflect on things bigger than me.

On August evenings, I shall look high towards
the sky, aghast by all that I can not see and
affirmed by all that I do see and I shall feel small.

On breezy September afternoons
I shall tread lightly amongst old weathered grave stones
and follow an overgrown trail to visit
and pray with those who will never know my name.

And perhaps, I may even, go to Church.

                    E.B. Reid.   May 1, 2022


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