poeming on leap day 2016
a walk through leap year
I wore new shoes. I went in a new route.
I walked mindfully. I noticed my thoughts.
I soaked in the sun. I basked in the warmth.
I thought about spring, about practice, about life.
I wore new shoes. I got a hot spot on my heel.
I walked mindfully around my own neighborhood.
I watched my feet, I watched the ground, I watched the sky.
I basked in the sun as dozens of cars drove by.
I wore new shoes I paid for two years ago.
I saw two other walkers who did not nod or smile.
I smiled at the sun, the sky, the ground, my shoes.
I smiled at the end of the month of February.