Friday, April 10, 2009

A Walk in Victoria Park

The temperature rises, as does the desire
to get outside and walk.
Drive there first, to the point
of a beginning in Victoria Park.
Loop along the lake’s edge,
over the island, through
a meditation garden, around
the playground of released children.
Leave the park by the trail over
railway tracks and find the trail
which was once a spur line –
named, Iron Horse. Walk
to an agreed on street, turn around,
retrace an uncounted number
of steps. Follow Schneider’s Creek
back into the park, note the herd
of grocery carts trapped
in the creek. Remember yesterday,
a homeless man crossing Ottawa
Street with his world in a cart.
Realize that even the homeless
have their moving days.

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