Let's Make The Day

Written by: Edmund Siejka

A warm day
Escaping the heat and noise of the City
We went upcountry 
Crowded car 
Loud radio 
Joyous noise
Open conversation
Following a long line of other cars
On a narrow highway
We, and like minded strangers
Travelling in an impromptu caravan.

Parked in a gravel lot
Slate blue stones crunching under our feet
Getting out of the car
We stretch
As a mother lets her child feel her stomach
For the unborn safe in her womb
Seeing a well worn path up ahead
We follow its gentle curve
Walking into a forest of deep green
Leaving soft footprints in the grass
Children running up ahead
Seemingly lost among the tress 
Their laughter echoing in the freshness of nature’s home.

The day was beautiful
The kind that you wish would never end
We spoke as we walked
Shared news with one another
Dream, ambitions and yes even some complaints
Wistfully we knew that good days 
Like good friends come infrequently 
Lingering, we look ahead
Past the soft billowy clouds
Searching the sky
For reminders of what we are
And who we are.