Poetry: Evening Walk

EVENING WALK
In an evening walk
I’ll calculate my next move
Coordinate my conversations
Consider the risks
Conceive inspiration
An evening walk will
Tidy my head
Warm my heart
Make my nose run
Red scarf flies like a flag
Of freedom and life
Wrapped around me
Coiled across my mouth
That’s speaking only fog
Under the street lights
I travel across time
The sidewalk is my path
Street signs guide me
The alleyway home
Lights the runway
Motion detection working
At every gate
In MOTION I am
Night walking

*a favorite poem from 2012

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Shannon Laws

Like my writing? Want to hear me read my poetry? Of course, you do. Please visit https://chickadeeproductions.bandcamp.com/releases and download some today. Only $1.00 a poem! Shannon Laws is a Pacific Northwest poet, voice-over talent, producer, and community coordinator. She is the author of four poetry books, the most recent “Fallen” published by Independent Writer’s Studio Press. Shannon has received two Mayor’s Arts Awards and the Community Champion Award. She makes her home in Bellingham, Washington, USA.

One thought on “Poetry: Evening Walk”

  1. I loved this poem the first time I heard your read it and love it now. The red scarf is a powerful image. Thanks for posting this drop of sweetness. Susan C-F.

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