A Moment

Slipped out at 4 to get some dry pavement.

Long shadows leapt across the road.  Wet leaves papered the bike trail.  Water gurgled and swirled the flood channel.

A loner bunked down under the bridge.  Moms with kids on bikes.  Dog walkers pulled through crisp air.

Green, green everywhere.

A darkening-blue sky.

It was dry.

For a moment.