by George A. Hancock
June 2022 Wednesday begins June’s run Now featuring morning sun June’s dawn appears quick And summer fun’s no trick. Early summer on the roads Has many neat episodes We reached warmer days With streaming sun rays. Running in shorts and Tee Is nice as runners agree Lighter is the way to run And our miles get done. The roadside is so green A pretty daily scene Other colors do appear Along with a brown deer. The June roads are alive The mornings never deprive Runners from seeing things During our running flings. On a June Breeze A June breeze is very nice Different than January’s ice Which slaps our old face And slows the daily pace. Running in a June breeze A runner trots in ease Fearing no falling trees On our distance sprees. Our June weather is mild Pleasing this road child 30 days of weather calm Is like a soothing balm. The breeze moves us along While birds chirp in song About Humans on the move And what they might prove. Runners see flowers sway As they run by that way June’s breeze is cool It’s earned a road jewel. June Road Shale Road shale is a seasonal thing It prevents that icy swing But now in summer this shale Produces grimaces and is a fail. Removing shale is a costly act Money is scarce, that’s a fact My borough can’t sweep roads Creating many sliding episodes. The state cleans nearby streets Producing happy running feats Running on shale is never fun Especially as our shoes are spun. Also, snow after a street clean Means more shale is not keen Treating roads after a sweep Means shale lays there deep. It’s summer we need no shale Yet, it’s there making one pale I sweep shale near my home Allowing others safer roam.
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