Conversations With Myself
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
  Back From Vacation
I spent some time at the Jersey Shore last week, a well needed respite from work. On vacation I did some reading walking on the Boardwalk, photography, and did something I have not done in quite some time, I wrote a poem.

So here it is...

Bike Ride For Bagels

Weaving through walkers,
Surreys moving slowly,
Runners huffing,
Checking their pulse.
Wind to our back.
Down the ramp.
On to the sidewalk,
Waiting for red lights,
Riding through green.

Coffee, coffee, coffee,
Half and Half, Sweet 'n Low,
Oatmeal Raisen Cookies.

Sitting on a bench,
My wife and niece shop,
Families walk by,
Or Mother and Daughter?
Pidgeons perch on top of windows.
Sparrows sing in the trees
Or peck at crumbs on the sidewalk.

Couples walk by,
Hand in Hand,
Or just talking.
Relationships have become,
What Relationships are.
They speak to each other in a code
Borne of familiarity.
Phrases bring back memories
Of Children,
Of other hand-holding walks,
Of love different then, than now,
Of families grown and moved away,
Or just starting life together.
Relationships are,
What relationships have become.

Back on the bike,
Up the ramp,
On the boards again.
Riding against the wind
Gliding the bike comes to a stop
Young girls in tanktops approach,
Breasts swaying seductively as they pedal.
Concentrate on what's ahead,
Not what is approaching.
Weaving through walkers,
Surreys moving slowly,
Runners huff and puff,
And check their pulse.

Down the ramp,
Over the uneven pavement.
Ow, Ow, Ow...
Onto the street,
Into the alley,
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Location: Thorndale, Pennsylvania, United States

I have been married for almost 23 years, and am the father of a teenage girl. I spend my days programming in just about any language they want in the banking and investing field. In the evening I work on my music, currently concentrating on arrangements and new choral pieces for my Church Choir. I have been Minister of Music, at my church for the past year, looking forward to next year. When I have time, I take pictures of anything and anyone. Also I play golf, not very well, but I enjoy it. Finally what I enjoy most is spending time with my family.

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