not sure if its a lawn ornament
a give away
an artistic statement
or just a place for the weary
but it decorates a front yard down the road from my place.
being prepared has different manifestations.
because the recent big snow
didn't swing north.
blanketed the mid-atlantic states with lovely fresh stuff,
we've had little snow
and little ice
but we are prepared.
it was cold this weekend
with one sunshiny day
and the tree with the lights in it.
old pasture fence
propped up to keep young steers in.
braided ice along the cliff
with a dusting of new snow.
i didn't sample this ice
though i licked one icicle from that woodshed.
days are lengthening some
and there were two rainbow feet
around behind my old farm,
the big arc between filled with sunset.
it's hard not to look to the sky.
but i look down,