Town Lake Trail
by ron scott
Some kind of black gull
flying round and round-
“No Time! Gotta Go!”
4 or 5 on the water looking up like
“What’s he doin?”.Â Flomp chomp
of running shoes on packed dirt
and cwish-koo of fast tires.
Illuminated leaves – yellow, red, green
bespeckled by lake behind.
“We weren’t really dating; I was just seeing him.”
The cool grey-blue is-it-gonna-freeze sky.
“I know!”Â Canoes.Â One tall fast
superhero runner in black.Â Gulls gone,
the still water.
A happy puppy. Two slow walkers
Later, a naked black tree
with 6 or 7 red leaves swaying.