Moonlight shining down,
Spotlighting the bronze statue
Who stands calmly at attention.
The tree’s branches
Cast shadows across the peaceful scene.
And katydids chirp
In a gentle symphony.
From a neighbor’s barbecue,
The smell of smoke wafts through the still air
Devoid of wind though a chill can be felt,
Signaling impending winter.
Cars rumble down the street;
A truck adorned with Christmas lights
Catches my eye.
I look closer and see
The name of a liquor company
And an ad for margaritas.
(Poem written by me, 9/27/2023)