Poemdog

Dogs 2018

FROZEN APRIL
(4/8/18)

in Alaska
sure

in Canada
probably

but Oklahoma
should be safe
from such extremes

icy blooms

refrigerated
buds

spring
will be stunted
this year

most
are displeased

I stay
secretly happy

not yet
ready
for the warm
weather

the yard work

the allergens

the sweat

I start
a post winter
fire

look out
onto
a snow dusted
lawn

remembering
past Arctic
encounters

feeling
quite luckily
for this minor
vernal freeze

the sun
shall return
soon

the season
will resume

my smile
fading
as those
about me
swoon