aunt Alice provided room and board
I pumped Shell gasoline, checked
tires, oil and washed windshields,
customers all paid cash.
days began and ended on
Whippoorwill calling its name
waking a pleasant foretell
sleeping?, all right, already.
we strolled a Zurich alley with Trudy
our new friend pulled off a lilac branch
we were taken aback
back to our Wisconsin blooms too.
Palmer R. Haynes
© May, 2015