Poemdog

Dogs 2019

ONE INCH PANIC
(3/3/19)


living in a southern
state
has its
benefits

primarily
the winters
are mitigated
quite a bit

but when
we do
have some
sleet

freezing rain

or just plain
snow

the locals
go slightly
mad

the days
before
are the worst

hardly
an empty
grocery store
parking space

or gas
pump
to be found

as hoarding
ensues

I stay
to myself
on the those
crazy days
whenever
possible

I do enjoy
the fact
that I can
motor along
somewhat
in isolation
on the actual day
of precipitation

the city
is for
the taking
for the few
that have higher
tolerances
to weather
advisories

to isolated
frozen patches
on the sidewalks

we are
a relaxed
bunch

knowing
smiles
all around

no rush

no fuss

just existing
in the given
elements
as we were
intended

as others
are barricaded
in their
homes

with only
the children
smiling