walking the dog

this maple across the road
was sizzling, sizzling! as i walked today
wendy urged me on
but i stopped and listened
and that's how this walk was 
 i looked up and, stunned,
there was a sundog
i followed it to the other edge of the arc
and saw the barest
shadow of rainbow 
and the drainages on hill road
chuckled under cold skies 
 more music
when i got home
the sundog followed
and i saw even more
a little later
the rainbow went pink and blue
indigo above
as sun set