Daily Walks Through Suburbia (March – April 2020)

Daily Walks in Suburbia
Daily Walks Trough Suburbia

Daily Walks Through Suburbia (March – April 2020)

1.) Suburbia

Through grey overcast sky I walk the block

a dense suburbia where I call home

where my responsibilities have grown

a lack of fresh air has made me take stock.

The small number of neighbors that I pass

with faces to the ground “give me space

by crossing the street to another place

I wonder when in year to tend the grass.

A world where we together die alone

or share a smile or wave from far away

under the snowy shadow of Peavine.

A calm has fallen where the wind has blown

on parks where children used to run and play

and silence sits upon our worn street sign.

2.) March 2020

Around the block is construction crew work

throughout this crisis to build us new homes

with warning signs around construction zones

where work place dangers always seem to lurk.

Whether or not they should they stand real close

on break to smoke and drink some hot coffee

they nod their heads as if they all agree

it seems to me their being too verbose.

I stand a moment lost in my own thought

about my progress and about my home

about my lonely suburban lifestyle.

How between flu and money I am caught

I watch and wait here in my catacomb

and breath the air if only for awhile.

3.) April 2020

Some families use their time to ride their bikes

some move in packs while out walking their dog

the fresh air grabs my mind and lifts the fog

the clarity I find on my short hikes.

In time the neighborhood grows quiet and calm

the only activity my tired feet

and whispers of wind in unison greet,

I look in clouds to share my peaceful psalm.

I wave to houses greeting closed front doors

of neighbors whose children would come to play

and share their stories as they walk awhile.

But now they sit inside and do their chores

where parents lift their hands to have them stay

and I will walk alone this springtime mile.

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Things have changed over the years. My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished two collections of poetry "Six Years of Service" and "The Rhyme of the Ancient Middle Class" both available on Amazon and plans for more. I share a weekly poem for TCE every Saturday. I started work on my first novel and I am using TCE to share my progress as I go. I share new excerpts of this work every weekend. A Science Fiction novel that I hope is enjoyable to read. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. I am excited to share my poetry and my writing. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

2 thoughts on “Daily Walks Through Suburbia (March – April 2020)

  • April 5, 2020 at 8:17 PM

    It has become a lonely world for sure. Solitude is nice and often needed, yet we do need connection with others. Very nicely penned work, Jamie, with emotive phrasing.

  • April 11, 2020 at 9:45 AM

    Thank you Phyllis. I have enjoyed my moments of solitude but still find the world different and eerie. It is good to see your poetry my friend. Jamie


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