"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hot And Cold

In The City

Boys pace the pavement
in sweat darkened T-shirts.
Girls with pink hair huddle on the curb.
School's out.


In The Country

She wears red fox around her neck
to keep her warm.
She drinks wine with musicians in the mountains
who make music that will outlive them
and the fire they sit around.



11 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

The music always lives on!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Hi Jemi!
I think so too. Thanks and have a great week!

Anthony Duce said...

Wonderful imagery..

Other Mary said...

I like the contrast of city and country. It seems like there is an age difference too.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Tony,
Thanks!

Mary,
You caught it. Thanks!!

Laura said...

I love this!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Hi Laura!
Thank you so much.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The country sounds like a much better place!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Alex,
I agree. Thanks!

Pet said...

I will go with the country I think :-)
Nice poem.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Pet,
Hello there. I think it's unanimous!