At the end of a warm, sunny day
I sit in the glider on my front porch as
Cooler air descends and
A slight breeze stirs.
Pink flowers sway gently on their stems
Leaves flutter on the trees.
Pigeons coo, birds twitter,
Cicadas hum, and crickets chirp-
In the background a train whistle blows,
Cars pass by, and a motorcycle rumbles.
A neighbor tap, tap, taps with a hammer,
Working on some project.
Kids call out to one another,
Absorbed in their play,
Rushing by on their bikes.
A couple stands in a driveway, saying farewell to a friend, and they all linger.
A dog strains at the end of its leash,
Sniffing and sniffing- the owner waves
As they walk by.
The lowering rays of sun cast light and
Shadows over the houses.
An ordinary evening, extraordinary
Peacefulness and gratitude.