philosophy of snow shovelling

In sunny surf he woke to hear the snow:
the muffled strident rhythms of machines.
He coughed; a spasm tore his chest; he sneezed;
yet soon he’d trudge out shoveling in the cold.

The trees were puffed in white, each twig aglow;
poets vie to pantheize such views;
children would dress snowman for the news;
and he is  heaping pyramids of snow.

Inside his parka beats an ancient heart;
and just behind the curtain watching wife
worries, wonders at each pause for breath;
he thinks how in a week it could depart,
how sun and rain could sweep away this life;
and with a giggle contemplates soft death.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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2 Responses to philosophy of snow shovelling

  1. gudgey says:

    YO man, maybe you should end this one with the april showers may flowers rhyme. Let a sonny sleep at night.

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