It Started with a Breeze

#sol21- May 18, 2021

It started with a breeze,

I ride my exercise bike each morning before dawn with the window open, so I can pretend I am outside,

The breeze wafted in, not too hot yet,

Usually when it is Zoom o’clock I close the window, because even living ten floors up it can get loud outside,

And that breeze, it often likes to push hot air inside,

Today it seemed to hum a little more quietly and the traffic outside kept me company all day,

The breeze ruffled the curtains, until it didn’t— then there was a shift,

The sky darkened, thunder boomed, the air closed in on me and the damp, rich scent of rain tickled my nose,

A few minutes later and many booms had passed, but that rainy perfume was gone

without it’s cooling promise, not even a lightning flash-

and there was the breeze again dancing with the curtains

Keeping me company even as the sun starts to set.

4 thoughts on “It Started with a Breeze

  1. Erika, what a poetic and picturesque slice of your life up there on the tenth floor. Beautiful words chosen to describe this little interlude. I love “rich scent of rain tickled my nose” and “without it’s cooling promise, not even a lightning flash-
    and there was the breeze again dancing with the curtains”

    Rich and beautiful writing today.

  2. Very pretty – and evocative of images! I love the smell of rain and the feel of a cool breeze. You captured this all beautifully! Love the shift, too, when the skies darkened. I also like the line, “there was the breeze again dancing with the curtains.” Well done!

  3. Erika, what a wonderfully poetic piece describing your experience over the course of a day! Weather is such a funny thing, usually playing a minor supporting role in the story of our lives. It’s nice when it steps to the forefront in a non-destructive way! Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. So much sensory detail! I could visualize the curtains in the breeze. I loved your term “Zoom O’Clock.” I hope you stay well!

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