Witness

Today the sun smiles
as if yesterday’s wind and rain
had never been.
Only puddles and soggy leaves
bear witness.

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Strange Things

What strange things some people do.
Yesterday a lady I do not know
was plucking handfuls of grass
from the roadside verge
and stuffing it into a plastic bag.

Politeness got the better of curiosity —
I did not stop to ask but walked on by
as if it was nothing out of the ordinary
while pondering what explanation
might have emerged.

Ah Me! – #2

(This should have been posted yesterday but I ran out of time!)

Ah me! It didn’t rain
and soon the sun came shining through
but by then it chanced that I
had something else to do.
Nothing lost that can’t be changed,
the day slipped into yesterday
and sun and I together spent
gardening today.

Al Fresco

Yesterday,
a day in the sun,
al fresco meals, good company.
Today,
how different things can be —
overcast and grey,
the sun
has stayed away.

Evening Out

Yesterday an evening out
to celebrate St. George’s Day;
too much too soon methinks —
I’m suffering today!

Yesterday

Yesterday
Tiny Tom, my grandson, came to play,
running round the garden having fun
in the sun.
Today
the sky is grey.

One Sunny Day

One sunny day;
but that was yesterday.
Today; more of the same –
rain!

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