Saturday, March 3, 2018

For Dom, After the Rains

Homeward I choose the usual route
Along the river behind the university,
Ignoring the pylons, proceeding.

There ahead, an expanse of
Water in the street, overflowing
From the banks and up to the
Sidewalks on the other side.

I ask, go through? Will I stall out,
Get stuck, or worse? There's risk,
But I have stuff to do and I'm
Tired. Turn around the
Big van, then, bit by bit,
Forward left, reverse right,
And back home by a safer way.

Next time, maybe,
I'll watch you test the
Depths before following.