Five Minutes

pexels-photo-908629.jpegI haven’t written in a while, and wanted to get something – anything – out there. In my last post I said that I was hoping to get outside more, and write about my adventures. Due to work schedules and other things I have not been able to get out like I had hoped to, then it dawned on me, I am out every night that I work. So, here is Five Minutes of my night tonight.

I am sitting in the car on top of a hill, looking down on what lies before me. The parking lot lights shine down on empty spaces, void of any vehicles this late at night. It’s a cold night. The flags on the three poles are blowing in the stiff breeze. Buildings, which have been secured for the night, sit like brick monuments bathed in light and shadow. The fountain will still be flowing for the next thirty minutes, it’s lights changing colors;  red-orange-yellow-green-blue-indigo-violet. I like to sit beside it on warmer nights, and have Zen time before it turns off for the night. A few cars on the streets, calls over the radios, sirens all around. The sounds of night. I am listening to ‘Echoes’ on ETV Radio. I am the sheepdog, keeping watch for the wolves that come in the night.

4 thoughts on “Five Minutes

  1. I love this post. It’s a reminder that sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget that’s part of living too. We all need to take time to look at life before we miss it. A great piece, I could really visualise what you could see 🌺

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