Blink Before Summer
by Steve Mitchell
Again and again the parking lot.
Afternoon-shift-guy pulls in and parks forward. He pulls off his helmet.
Enjoy the weather, he says.
He’s not wearing a jacket.
I open the vents on my helmet, *click *click *click *click.
It’s the last of the not too hot weather, I say.
He laughs. Yep. This is it. Right here, this is it.
I close my visor.
I ride home.
© Steve Mitchell 2016