Dogs 2010

EQUINOX ENTHUSIASTS
(3/22/10)


first
day of Spring
yet the snowflakes
fall furiously
and the windchills
rip through
our sensibilities

robins
their impotent
message spent
stand
puffed up
and freezing
in the road
attempting to avoid
the deep drifts
icy limbs
and
dodging
the occasional
motor vehicle

people
weary of winter
peer out
their frosted windows
forlornly
waiting
for warm weather
that never
arrives

still
children and dogs
run in the cold
and snow
renewed
and revitalized

independent
of calendars
they just
don't know
any better