The focus for my eyes as I walked down
the alley behind my apartment building,
following the pretty pastel clouds.
The aftermath of taking several shots
was to notice belatedly, the stained
glass windows shining from inside
lighting from the inner chapel.
I like the red brick neatly lining window,
the way you don’t expect the back to
have a playground shows up in
another photograph with a view,
distant peaks of Ohio Wesleyan
University, over a stream and fence.
The children have not been
playing on the outdoor equipment,
no little footprints zig-zagging
back and forth, creating patterns.
Pristine snow fall covering
unplayed equipment seem
to carry an abandoned
feeling, echoing sound
of kids giggling and
off brick walls