A walk by oneself is never lonely
Miscanthus whispers in the wind
A maple applauds
“…I love you, too!” and the beep of a hung up phone
Two joggers: “…I mean, she wasn’t even breathing…”
A child: “It’s the flying V!”
Another: “That’s the biggest rock, dad”
A biker: “On your left”
Fellow daydreamer: A barely perceptible wave at waist level
Squirrel: a pinecone disemboweled
A smile of recognition.
Image: Sunset on Tennessee Riverwalk, Hamilton County, Tenn., August 2019.