Poem: Girl on a Park Bench

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Girl on a park bench
Quiet contemplation
Gray skirt
Shoulder length hair
That she now brushes away
From her gentle face
Downward cast eyes
Averting my notice

Distance lies between us
Bright sunny day
Autumn beginning
Summer a memory
Leaves turning
Colors burning
But the world still turns
Moves
Without us

Quiet contemplation
Reflecting on the surroundings
Everywhere and everything
Beautiful
Only ruined
By the passerby
The loud traffic nearby
Skateboard kid
Boat motor

What are we waiting for?

I sense the sadness
Or is it my own?

©2013 James Takeo

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