Pesky's Winter Day
Serene untouched snow, Stills to sleep my yard. Not a peep disturbs, This Christmas postcard. Earthbound, yet barely, Drifts downy snow dust. It sinks like the sands In Time's hourglass must. Nature's breath is held. Mine puffs up like smoke, When clamour errupts And silence is broke. Jangling tags clatter. Nails clack 'gainst the floor. "It snowed!" barks my imp, "Please open that door!" Plunging and kicking, She charges with glee. Round house and round yard, There's so much to see. Threatens the snowman Who's frozen in dread. "If you dare to move, I'll bite off your head!" Rumpling the blankets That Nature has spread. How often she's done Just that to my bed! Rapid loud barking Says "Please let me in." Ice balls crust her fur She's soaked to her skin. Panting and grinning She's fixed things her way. Duty accomplished, Now comes time to play! Angels raise peskys, The clouds prove it's true. Wrinkled by romping, Playpens in the blue. Covered by dogprints, Torn up like my yard. Joyous the revels, As peskys play hard. Earthward comes drifting White fluff in the air, Snowflakes? I'll bet it's Angelic dog hair!
Copyright 1999 by Linda A. Ives. All rights reserved.
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