View from Hopkins Green

© Matthew Word Bain

street scene from the shade in the park
on a hot day in August, waiting for a friend
confining myself to the perimeter of this small park
on the corner of a block in the heart of downtown
I find the perspective of the observer enhanced
peering out from the shade of large trees
at a downtown landscape in the heat of summer
with a longer view on a wall that would offer less interest
from the distance available on the sidewalk adjacent
and the perspective on a building in shade
from a location also well shaded
with a hot strip of pavement
on the street in between