Monday, August 17, 2009

Farmers Market 10 to 2

Hot sun on low canvas and plastic roofs
faint breeze
snaking around tent poles
Tomatoes firm and ripe
fragrant red and green heirloom scents
blending with fresh-baked bread and pastries
onions and garlic
soil still clinging
perfume stalls of corn, zucchini and wildflowers
snapdragons and dill
A fiddler stomps in time to his tune
and little children roll and giggle in the grass
a long-haired dachshund and a big rangy mutt
eye one another
across the Maori man's stone jewelry booth
My heart is as light as the clouds
in the bright blue sky
above