Ode to a Porch
--a post COVID appreciation for the Tallman Hotel

Dearest porch, 

from your perch

I gaze upon trees

glimmering a 

canopy of green– 

I rest, I sigh, I breathe 

within the spring-soft 

murmuring of 

an afternoon’s ease. 

Dearest porch, 

from the kindness of

your cushioned chair, 

I gaze upon the

loveliness of 

strangers’ faces– 

in full view at last!– 

the wildflowers’ 

bloom after winter’s 

cold grasp.