13 delightfully crisp degrees welcome me as I step out.
It’s 6:30 a.m.
In anticipation of a refreshing coolness, I am dressed in layers.
Silence shrouds the streets in a secret world
Parked cars stare with regal disdain;
A sudden whirring of leaves makes me look up a maple tree
and I catch the impish twitch of a black tail –
the squirrel throws me an amused look before disappearing.
I pause, drinking it all in. Then, carry on.
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