Pave diamonds appear in just
that degree or two between freezing, and melting.
every step is God in his might beautiful,
painful to the naked eye...
I see my trailing shadow-
long hair and lowered head,
Athena breaking path and rolling
herself into a snowdog;
could this be any better?
My dog sniffs out rabbit trail,
and I have words with the squirrel
(the old gomer) who always cusses us out-
We do normal things...
get the stuff for spagetti at the company store,
I take a bath, Athena right there.
It's me that suffers. I watch for signs
None yet. Wagging tail, bright eyes...
What an unexpected gift.
I'll be grateful for what I get.
Everything extra is a gift.
My friends, my dog, my home
How lucky I truly am!
Bring it on!.
I'll be ready, with open arms...