Central Tendencies

The weather is changing,
Pollen blows across our deck,
A sure sign that we are about done with the cold.

Traffic flies by on roads I just started running
Letting me believe the world is coming back to life.
I’m glad. A little sad, too.

I’ve so loved the open spaces for exercise,
Seeing animals come out of hiding,
Watching the satellite photos of pollution dissipating.

I’m glad people are back to life
They need their jobs, they need their routines,
If only we could have this and that.

Running without the dodging,
Taking in the calm,
Able to get out and get paid.

As things get going again,
I’ll keep my head up
And hope the world can meet in the middle.

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