Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Battle cry


Saving up my cash
Only spent $1.57 this week
on a steaming, lidless cup of tea
that bound me to walk slowly in the cold
along the bitter wind tunnel that is Peter Street
Fostering frost in my ear canal

I was called to attention this morning
by the proclaiming song
of my mother’s red cardinal
sounding off as first trumpeter
on the frontline of the Spring
Riding over the distant hill
just as the hero turns to doubt.

1 comment:

Dorkmaster Flek said...

Don't worry babe, spring is on the way. :)