Bench Buddies



Bench
Close to one another
Gramma holding tight
The market basket.
Teenage flipping repeatedly
Skateboard into his hands.
Relaxed.
Gramma giggles
With gloved hand covering.


So you like that
Do you Ma’am?
Watch this one then
Nearby stair well
Becomes gymnasium
For boarder’s craft.
No scrapes, bruises, breaks.


Oh here’s the Number Eleven
Hurry.
Get on with me, Son.
(A new inter-generational
Event of happenstance.)
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Written on April 06, 2023

Submitted by dougb.19255 on April 06, 2023

Modified on April 06, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXXAXXXX XBXXBXX CACXX
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 425
Words 79
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 9, 7, 5

Wayne Blair

Born in London. Graduated law 1976 Practised eleven years, Married Hilary 1974 Two kids Lauren 1980 And Jordan 1987. Business failed 1987. Moved not knowing whither. Happy hills of Waterloo Region. Mennonite Country. Thirty four years in Industry. No complaints. Poet, photographer, nature hiker. Harmonica busker. http://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/ more…

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