Sunday, March 31, 2019

April Fool's Day Hoax

April Fool's Day Hoax

Snow has returned
in an early April Fool's Day hoax.
"Don't we deserve a reprieve?"
We ask the TV weatherman. 
We plead. We coax.

But the grass and trees 
that were turning green
have become instead
a cold, soft, white scene.

Spring is shy 
against winter's hold.
This frozen air 
is getting old! 

I know the snow 
will melt before long,
but until then, 
all this white is wrong!

Let's hope this is 
winter's last wheezing gasp.
Pray the sun breaks through 
winter's clinging grasp.

I suppose 
I will love spring 
all the more.
When it returns 
outside my door.

Like others, 
I have a habit of wanting 
what I have not,
instead of being grateful 
for what I have got.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Settling In

Settling In

Checking out new places,
arranging and rearranging spaces,
moving closer to familiar faces,
we've made the leap to a new home!

Packing, moving, and unpacking each box,
getting new keys and testing the locks,
organizing everything from soup spoons to socks,
we've settled in, quieting the urge to roam.

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   Hello friends! Please excuse my long absence from blogging. My husband has retired, and we have moved to a new home in a small city east of Cleveland. We now live nearby to family members and are looking forward to this next chapter in our lives. We still have many boxes to unpack, but we are slowly getting things arranged and settling in. The picture above is of our new home.