poetry

Roll on

Sunday, April 1, 2018. Daily Brit Wit.

Roll on: 

Phrasal verb, in imperative, informal 

Used to indicate that one wants a particular time or event to come quickly.

 

“When I gaze upon the sky, overcast and morose, the grey isn’t what I wish to see–

I long to gaze upon the v-formation of birds coming home from their southern vacations

a particular hue of blue: decorated lightly and highlight with sparse clouds

a prelude to days by the pool, lounging and cold water jugs;

riding bikes through the neighbourhood, an informal race and golden laughter dancing all around;

a match of football down at the park, a cacophony of cheers that by tomorrow voices will be hoarse;

this is what I long for.

Roll on winter, will you finally stop lingering in the threshold

of spring’s inauguration, for it is her time to swirl the magic of the Earth up

wash clean the slumbering meadows from its deep freeze and

sing the litanies of seasonal changes.

We are ready for a change; I am ready to experience new beginnings.”

 

© The Loyal Brit Wit, 2018

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