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Sunday, August 05, 2012
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This poem is offered to my fellow member poets of Mariposa, ...and all who would take delight in such awakened childhood memories.


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(...for the poets of Mariposa)
© 8/5/12, J. Joy “Sistah Joy” Matthews Alford


After an afternoon with fellow writers
In a city north of my hometown
I hiked up my skirt
Then stepped into waters warm enough to bathe in

The deluge of mid-day downpours seldom last
And swirling waters kissing recently freed toes
Can be surprisingly soothing 
So, shoes in hand, I sashayed across 
Soaked sidewalks, current-filled streets
Then allowed my feet to greet the s
aturated
Ground between The Center a
nd my parked car

Bathing my bared feet on Walsh Street
Recaptured, if only for an instant,
A time when I’d sought out such fun
As concrete-warmed rivulets
Running across my toes

Delightful resurrected memories
Treasures of an urban dweller
Who recaptured briefly
The childhood joy of splashing
And dancing in the rain

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/8/2012
Yes, you rekindle those memories of days when I would rush out into the warm summer rain just to get wet or wash the car with the benefit of the rain instead of having use a hose. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

Ron
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 8/7/2012
past pleasant memories, spurned by present pleasant experiences. thanks for share

asa
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 8/5/2012
A joyous read!

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