Near my home, two road signs make me smile each day…
so I wrote poem for each of them:
Tracking tidily across a neat tilted square
(bright yellow as a bath time duck)
is a family of black (perfect picture book) ducks –
waddling happily against a backdrop
of bare branches and blue sky,
oblivious of cars and buildings –
A duck crossing sign,
near my home, putting a skip in my step
Who changed this sign
from ONE WAY to ONE LOVE?
Shifting letters so perfectly that we look twice
to make sure that we are seeing it correctly…
Who knew that it would lift our hearts
on misty mornings
or make us laugh out loud
on sunny afternoons?
Who changed this sign that greets us
at this crossing each day?
And who decided to leave it this way?
© Anita Patel, 2017