More snow.
A pretty snowfall
this time
and not so much as to cause us humans
trouble.
Last week’s blizzard
was serious –
nine people died in Oklahoma.

It’s whiter,
but also warmer
and the dogs are frolicking,
the cats meandering across the snow,
Cardinals, sparrows and even a bright Meadowlark feeding
and pacas grazing on dry grass.
It seems the animals
fare better than we do
even though they look so cold –
birds sitting on the snow,
their feathers ruffled by the wind –
and so fragile.
We have houses
and fireplaces
and air conditioners
and cars
and cell phones.
The animals live in nature
no matter what comes.