Who In Their Right Mind
Dec. 1, 2011, Below Freezing
Clouds hide the milky way’s stars.
Why would anyone in their right mind
awaken at 4 am, turn on
the porch light, to watch December’s
first snowflakes swirling —
Look, footprints in the snow.
Who in their right mind, shivering,
at 7:30, carries a bucket of water
to the heated bird fountain
so the wintering robins can drink —
Bare-branched trees point skyward.
Who in their right mind awaits
the noonday sun to peak through to
remind himself, we are not the center
of this universe.