Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ten by Melissa Huff

all it takes to feel
ten again     is to not
bundle up     to shed
those layers that protect
middle age     to dress
sparsely     feel
the breeze brush
my skin     smile
as my mind hears
a wisp of that old phrase
“you’ll catch your death
of a cold”     strip off
shoes     socks     grin
as my bare feet grip
the pavement     stride
into the wind     try
to outrun     the late
November sun.

An award-winning poet, Melissa Huff enjoys exploring both formal poetry and free verse, Her publishing credits include Halfway Down the Stairs, Glass: Facets of Poetry, Winterwolf Press, and River Poets Journal. She currently serves as secretary of the Illinois State Poetry Society.

1 comment:

  1. Melissa, so much great imagery here until well we are trying to avoid that late November sun!