bloomin’ metric 2012

26 miles
Sherwood Island start
with the blue water looking flat
sunshine, later wind, little ruffles
birds flying steadily in place

along the route
thoughts of wealth
big ugly clunky mansion for sale on a little corner lot
green lawns mean either ticks or pesticides
some people don’t know what poison ivy looks like

early along
the shoreline
strips of lawn and shrubs
with chairs in sets of two
to overlook the sound