Evening at Miranda Gardens


We held our feet in the cool deep
Edge of the water. Underneath,
Lamps turned the pool into a big
Blue bowl of turquoise light.

Overhead, bats flitted out on
Their sporadic twilight rounds.
Tree-studded hills on the horizon
Blended into the night-time sky.

Leisurely, we shared our thoughts.
Stars came out one by one.
Conversation drifted over us
From a nearby campfire gathering,
Adding to our nocturnal ease.


©2016 Michael Fraley




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