Kerrisdale Evening, May 15, 2023
Venus and Mars are setting
consorting with the Gemini Twins
chased from the night sky
by the Lion and Cub.
The cool westerly evening breeze
from the Salish Sea
lightly brushes my skin.
and rustles the flowers
of the patio’s dogwood trees.
Shrouded by the leafage of chestnut trees
some pedestrians amble or stride
home along the shaded avenue.
A couple hand-in-hand murmur as they walk.
Passenger planes lights blinking
preceded by their jet engines’ rumble
descend from the coast mountains
before whining on to the Gulf Islands
to sweep back to Vancouver’s airport.
It has been very hot these last few days.
I am standing on my
second floor balcony
surveying my domain
cooling my thoughts
before I go to bed.
© Elmer Wiens