It’s been a tough year, my love –
Cancer diagnosis, surgery, radiation treatments,
Followed by a rainy season
Of one monster sun-devouring storm after another
With enough precipitation
To float a continent
And darkening the sky
For weeks on end.
But today the sun is out
Playing its golden banjo
In the dazzling blue
Grand Ole Opry of the sky
Birds are yee-hawing without pause
And the forest is calling us
To come promenade
Along it’s muddy paths.
So let’s put on our Saturday night boots
And our best Stetsons, my love
And head for the beckoning woods
Where we can do si do until dark
Then do a little romancing under the stars
On the long walk home.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Buff Whitman-Bradley’s poetry has appeared in many print and online journals, including Atlanta Review, Bryant Literary Review, Concho River Review, Crannog, december, Hawai’i Review, Pinyon, Rockhurst Review, Solstice, Third Wednesday, Watershed Review, and others. He has published several collections of poems, most recently, Cancer Cantata, poems written during his treatment for cancer in 2016.
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