July early evening commute,
the red light is an opportunity
to breathe deeply and look at the sky.
Wow – it is a Maxfield Parrish painting!
Vibrant sky in his trademark color,
Parrish blue they call it.
Thin streaks of steel gray transverse
fluffy whiteness and juicy orange.
There is a cloud on fire in the distance
as if Mother Nature were about to make a proclamation.
I bet it would be damn it people, pay attention!