of Roath Park Lake, an oasis
close to the heart of the city.
No need to fret about social distancing
on this fine October week-day:
a woman reads, a couple amble by
as seagulls glide under a postcard sky.
Swans, the hue of the Scott Memorial,
create ripples, cumulus clouds
drift slowly across the horizon
as I allow thoughts to stray
recalling rowing on the lake
with an old girlfriend sadly lost in time
as I stare at a vista...so sublime.