THE FIRST WARM RAYS
after a long freeze
who wouldn’t think of going sweaterless
into a September evening when it dips to 60 degrees
outside when it’s 40
in shorts and a tee,
just to feel the sun
behaving like itself again.
Like the return of an estranged family member
or a friend you’ve had a falling out with.
It’s clear to us now,
between absence and presence.
having gone so long without,
eager to embrace
and wash away what’s clung to us
in the interim.
🙂 What? I was sitting in the car wash line a long time,
watching people, sunning myself. 🙂