ON THE RED BENCH

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Dedicated to @imanutellafreak - the friend who inspired this poem. :)

ON THE RED BENCH

Two friends on a red bench

Under the shed.

Away from the hustle and bustle

Of daily school.

Listening to silence

In all its glorious muteness.

A ginger cat stalks past

Interrupting.

Its bottlebrush tail

Puffed and straight.

A toddler follows

waddling and wide-eyed.

He must touch

the strange fluffy thing.

The friends watch.

The cat streaks

Up a tree.

The toddler tries

To follow suit.

One friend calls out.

She must.

The child turns

To the next distraction

Waddling and wide-eyed.

The cat has gone

The toddler back to class.

And the friends on the red bench

Listen to silence.

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