17 June: Those Weeds

an abandoned basketball court

Overgrown Weeds

The rain is hot, and he says – he’s going
to take off his shoes ’cause
he shoots hoops better that way, and
the ball crashes against the fence,
and he cusses the way 10-year old boys
from his side of town cuss,
and two girls on a swing giggle,
kick their feet up to the steel sky,
and the future is doubtful here – except
for those overgrown weeds.

Inspired by Twiglet #283 “steel sky”. Repetition: etc. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter. Photo by Benjamin Behre on Unsplash (Public Domain). I watched this particular scene play-out as Mr Misky attended his annual diabetic retinopathy screening at the hospital. The community centre was across the street.

8 responses to “17 June: Those Weeds”

  1. Great visuals in this piece – how it moves from from the player to the girls to the sky.

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    1. Thanks, Peter. It was quite an enjoyable scene to watch also.

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  2. Fabulous! Such a mood created.

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    1. It was fun to watch them. I love watching children at play.

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  3. Nicely captured moment, M! Thanks for the share.


  4. “and two girls on a swing giggle,
    kick their feet up to the steel sky” that line is so iconic. I remember those days


    1. Seems like last week, doesn’t it.



      1. It really does.

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