Friday, September 30, 2016

Fitbit Romance

He asked me to take a walk down to the shore.
It was a beautiful evening, late in the season as we’re preparing to leave our summer place, our summer life.
How romantic, I thought, that he wanted to share this walk with me.

As we strolled down the road, past the woods and our neighbor’s quiet houses,
I noticed he was fiddling with the Fitbit that is always around his wrist.
Fragments of an conversation from earlier that day floated into my mind
Something about a malfunction…frustration…all his steps not counted…his daily goal in jeopardy.

I turned and asked “This is about getting in more steps, right?” 
“Yes”, he replied, enthusiastically.

We kept walking and I stayed with the romance. (sigh)

Fitbit Romance
Sue McLeod
September 30, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Illegal Immigration

Returning to my garden this morning after being away
Intent on clearing out the weeds and debris that have accumulate in my absence

While trimming the herbs

I meet the spider
who has
the thyme.

I'm wondering...
Is it still mine?

(Sue McLeod, 2016)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016