sunshine or rain


it is quiet

rain is hitting the side of the house

the yard is a pond

should i make a batch of chili

bake a pie

i need to be planning my garden

my to-do list is a mile long

i watch otis and margaux from the foggy kitchen window

shifting their body weight from one side to the other on tired legs

the rain eases up

and the yard fills with robins and sparrows alike



worm filled bellies

clean from standing water

and then

i'm instantly reminded.


photo from the kitchen window