She takes off her glasses
looks at the lens from
then spritzes the lenses
with a glasses cleaner
she bought just for this ritual
each lens gets two squirts
then she takes a cloth
designed for this task
and rubs each lens
then examines them again
satisfied she puts them back on.
This is precision
this is being precise
orderly, methodical, thorough
a study in precise detail
step by step
a common task done in depth
achieving its end.
with her glasses finally clean
she goes back to her needle work
each stitch as exact
as the one before.
You caught it, saw it out of the corner
Of your eye
A full rainbow, a double rainbow –
Like an exclamation point
At the end of our day.
The slight rain we knew
But didn’t know it had promise in it,
Had the makings of this sight, something
Memorable, something you called to
Everyone’s attention – Look
And we gathered around the door.
I tried briefly to video it
It came out okay but nothing can match
When you called it to our attention
And we witnessed the double rainbow
That marked our time together.
J. K. Durick is a retired writing teacher and online writing tutor. His recent poems have appeared in Literary Yard, Black Coffee Review, Literary Heist, Synchronized Chaos, Madswirl, Journal of Expressive Writing, and Highland Park Poetry.