Toe the Skunk Snow

Foreground: Fire Hydrant!

Foreground: Fire Hydrant! Wait, stop…where’s the road?

But, every picture needs trees: foreground, mid ground, background!

Ah, trees, every picture needs trees: foreground, mid-ground, background!

So, I cheated a lot.  It’s not so very frigid outside anymore! There are quite a few robins out and about too.

I stand on top

of our back steps and breathe the rich air –

a mother skunk with her column of kittens swills

the garbage pail.

She jabs her wedge-head in a cup

of sour cream, drops her ostrich tail

and will not scare.

(from Skunk Hour, by Robert Lowell)

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One Response to Toe the Skunk Snow

  1. Hail the trees! Every day should include trees.

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