the cool seems settled
the air has winter's first touch
i close my jacket
Walking to the coffee shop this afternoon, the street felt cool on a level deeper than a cool breeze can create. It feels like the day you know summer is done, but winter isn't here yet. But of course being Sydney I don't really know for sure - I've spent most of my life in Brisbane so I don't truly know how to read the weather here.
So the cool hit my face and I had a flood of memories, I guess we'd always visited Sydney in cooler months. Suddenly I have the thought this is what I remember, this is the Sydney I knew before I moved here.
Six months and it still seems vaguely unreal, still a bit unsettled. But then life in Brisbane wasn't so very different... maybe it's my life that's a bit unsettled, not the place I'm living in. Or maybe I just miss my family, who are gathered on the farm this easter, cooking up a storm, watching the latest James Bond movie and no doubt having a drink or two.
Maybe I'm just feeling the distance more because I have a slight touch of 'flu (I'm hoping it doesn't get worse). Being sick always makes things seem less fun.
I go to the cafe where they know us well enough to remind Leah if she forgets sugar in my coffee. I grab a paper on the way back.
Buying the paper seems odd now - there's always the hint of work. I see papers with online offers and wonder which of the guys did the update. I'm on a project or it probably would have been me. But that minor thought passes and it's just the Sunday paper again - a TV Guide wrapped in newsprint.
So now we have coffee, Leah is curled up on the couch reading the paper and I'm about to dive into a DOM scripting book that's well overdue for proper attention. To top it off, we have another whole day off tomorrow.
So, I wrote a haiku and this post. I took the photos a while back, doing the same walk, and remembered to post them now.
So that's today so far ;)
Labels: concrete cafe, haiku, poetry