the old man’s stock take – from the archives

he called it
taking stock

sitting
in the sun

in the shade

beneath the veranda awning
when It rained

considering the garden
and the green grass

counting the bees

white butterflies

bugs rising
on transparent wings
with the sun
shining through

a tiny halo of light
around each

the wind at play
through washing
hung to dry

and of course
the swaying of his trees

his beloved trees
in full summer leaf
with a rich depth
of green
to show

taking stock
he called

to me
it appeared
he was sleeping

~

7 thoughts on “the old man’s stock take – from the archives

  1. Frank, you have a way of creating an image, portray it succinctly, leaving a happy glow in the reader and a desire for more. Particularly noticeable when the reader is “up to high doh” and needs the image. In short, I love it.

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