Friday, September 9, 2016

The Fifties

The Fifties

Trees feel the fifties
in their tip-top leaves --
ever so slightly not as green.

Bees feel the fifties
in their crystal wings --
buzz-uzz-uzzing sluggishly.

Runners feel the fifties
in groups of twos and threes --
comfortable in shirt-sleeves, breathing easily.

I feel the fifties
slightly differently --
cycling along...they're in my knees!

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016

1 comment:

  1. I like the repetition in the first lines. I'm wondering which line (or image) came first? Did you "search" for the others, or did they appear as you wrote? I love the movement among phyla -- trees, insects, people -- and how the cool weather connects them.

    I"m excited for consistently cool weather, too. I feel fifties in the bounce in my step that returns after a very humid, rain-filled summer. I also feel my own, personal fifties on Friday evenings after I've put the school-week to bed. My eyes slam shut earlier than they used to!