Dogs 2015

VACATION'S OVER
(3/14/15)


it's
mid March

mostly sparrows
flutter about
the empty feeder
pecking
at the remains
from the last
filling

there
will be
no more

no more
free meals

no more
seed
scattered about
the porch
and walkway

I've carried
them
through
the winter

cleaned
after them

now almost
Spring
it is time
for them
to get back
work

still
they perch
in the bushes
seeming to stare
at the nearest
window
for service

tomorrow
their former
food source
would be gone

by
the next day
they will have
forgotten
that it was
ever there

nature
has not
the luxury
of reflection

I will
worry
over them
for awhile