Poemdog

Dogs 2018

SPARROW AT THE GATE
(12/5/18)


even though
the weather
is frigid

I enjoy
a quick walk
outside
during breaks

some fresh
air

sometimes
some sun

provide
a welcomed
contrast
to the desk

today
however
a small bird
blocks
my way

hunkered
down
just outside
the front
door

absorbing
whatever heat
that leaks
through
the seals

around
the insulation

I look
at the gray
fluff
of feathers

look up
at the gray
windy day

then turn
back around
to walk the hall
instead

we all
deserve
a little warmth
every once
in awhile

even
me