summer heat wave ...
seeking refuge in cool breezes and blue skies
the sound of water crashing on rocks
my eyes are as wide-open as the river
train after train goes by
an oasis in the morning rush hour
but time stops over the cliffs on the horizon
sunlight sparkles on clear water
on this iron bench
i sit wondering if i missed my train
stained glass reflections of moon and stars
a mosaic of lives before me
and there will always be another train …
We are having a heat wave in New York, as in most other states, with temperatures in the 90's and rising. To cool off, I have been taking my daily commuting train to New York City on the Hudson River side, so I can admire the view on my train ride. There is a beautiful stained glassed mosaic on the platform at the train station, and the views are wonderful.
My poem was inspired by the river views and the mosaic and the many times I missed my morning train. It made me think about what we sometimes perceive as missed opportunities, but there will always be another door that will open ... another train on our life journey. Sharing with Poetry Jam where the topic is "feel the heat" and with Poets United where the topic is "water table." And sharing my photos with Skywatch Friday.
~ ~ ~
Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool!