Dogs 2013

A THIRD SPRING
(3/28/13)


oh
the robins
were boisterous
enough
when an early March
warming trend
fooled them
into believing
in an early
vernal equinox

they
were not
as sure
in mid month
after an arctic front
brought Winter back
temporarily
before the
temperate breezes
from the south
resumed

they chattered
a bit
more softly
and hopped about
a bit
more tentatively

after
the latest
cold spell
the paranoid birds
just stand quietly
puffed up
in the now
seasonally radiant
sunshine

a late
March warmth
that seems
to say
Spring is
here to stay

however
they are
no longer
so trusting

they wait
skeptically
for surer
signs