My legs are cold and the footpath softly
squelches as I walk down the street.
Umbrellas nudge me right and left
as I pass. The virgin sun makes
sleepy patterns on the concrete ground.
The air burrows beneath my skin
when I push my way into the swallowing wind.
The feathery rain draws about me
a white nimbus when I move into
an out-crowded distance. Then
slowing down I enter a coffee-shop
the size of my front-pocket and
its billowing chatter. My shivers
melt into the heaving bodies. And
satiated now with an anonymous energy,
again to the open! to the gentle-footed spring
and the shy, silhouetted smokey eyes of the city.


  1. Very very beautiful Vera… a treat to my imagination… and its rainy season here in India so I can feel it all the more vividly…✌✌✌

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    1. Thank you, Sundaram! So nice to hear from you. Hope you are well.

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      1. I’m very good… glad to connect:-):-)…hope you’re doing well too…🀘✌🀘

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        1. Yes, I am, thanks Sundaram.

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  2. No rain in Southern California, but you gave me a gentle shiver, drawing me into the coffee shop. Nice imagery.

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    1. Thanks Norbert, from somebody who is so deft in transporting people through words and art, this is a huge compliment.


  3. You brought tears to my eyes and gave me chill bumps. LOVE this. I felt carried along with You. Thank You, Beautiful Vera. ❀️


    1. Thank you so much, Katy. ❀ ❀ ❀

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      1. My pleasure, always. 😊

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