Poem – Cottage Sunday – April 6th 2014


Cottage Sunday – April 6th 2014

i pull into the driveway.
turn off the engine
open the driver’s door
and listen to the snow melt drips
then a chickadee.
i step out and turn
look at where the snow and ice
embraced the cement driveway
i turn and look up to our roof
the snow cover remnant hangs on
near the eavestrough
i watch the whirlybird roof vent spin in the sun
our long, hard winter seems like a bad dream
a small voltage nightmare
now its time for the trees to wake up
i walk over and take hold
to shake the cedar from sleep
“hey, i planted you when i was eighteen.”
the cedar wall yawns and stretches
a wide green grin
“hey kid, you’re looking like an old man,
what happened?”

 

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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