Driving down country roads
Neath a Cheshire Cat moon
Beagle’s ears flapping in the breeze
Centerfield coming through the radio
Feels like summer
Standing barefoot on the front porch,
Raindrops splatter on my bare feet.
The smell of rosemary and lightning
Waft through the water-logged air.
The curious cat left on the inside
Presses her face to the screen door.
Raindrops fall noisily to the earth,
Billowing thunder rolls in waves.
The steady flow of rain lessens
To an intermittent drip, drip, drip.
Robins appear, hop on the lawn,
Hunt for worms in the calm aftermath.
The strong, sweet smell of bluebonnets lingers on the air.
Mockingbirds dive and glide among fields of wildflowers.
Dogs mournfully harmonize with the tune of a distant train.
The clear, blue sky fades to orange and violet as the sun lowers.
Insects buzz and chirp, fireflies dance as darkness descends.
A golden moon rises and owls stir as the day draws to an end.
Christmas Eve Eve,
And all through the place
Children are sleeping
In any spare space.
Adults are playing
The Wii with great care,
Keeping it quiet,
The kids not to scare.
The tree is all lit,
The presents await.
The turkey is thawing,
Sweating its fate.
Fellowship thrives with
Teasing and laughter.
Hot air rises from floor
To high rafters.
Just one more day
Until presents are opened.
‘Til chaos descends.
Is frenetic and shrill.
Once a year is plenty,
We all get our fill.
of voices, noises, carols
Melds to symphony
Lofty wispy orbs
Pervade the arid sky with
Fresh grass, raked infield
“Popcorn, peanuts, Cracker Jack!”
Spring is here- “Play ball!”