Dogs 2010

COLD FRONT
(11/24/10)


it's
rather odd

walking
outside
to a balmy
November
afternoon

79 degrees

high southerly winds

storm clouds

feeling
and looking
much more
like a Spring day
than the
waning
weeks
of Fall

but
there's
a new climate
on the way
from only
a few hundred
miles
away

by tonight
the temperature
will sink
to the
freezing mark
with blustery
north winds

the
next night
will be
in the
teens

wind chills
certainly
worse

difficult
to imagine
now
as I roll
up my sleeves
wondering
if it will
rain

the strangeness
of the American
southern plains
causes wonder

mostly temperate
but the weather
can change
like a cancer
prognosis

at least
the land
is flat
and you can
see it coming
all the way
from Canada

time
to prepare

time
to whine
and wail

time
to hunker
down

Winter
will arrive
whether
the calendar
allows
or not