The roads are finally clear to drive on
without a trace of winter on them,
even the ground is clear with brown grass
left behind and plants wanting to bloom too early.
No heavy coats to wear,
no weighing down of heavy boots to walk on the snow.
No exercising caution to avoid
the glossy patches on the asphalt and sidewalks.
The shovels are left hanging on their hooks,
waiting to be used again for the next big storm,
even though their owners are hoping they stay put.
People outside playing with their kids,
pushing them on swings, walking thier dogs,
just enjoying the cure for being winter’s captive,
even if it is a temporary pleasure.
Warm sun gently touches the earth and freshens the air
confusing the minds who want an end
to the cold, to leave heavy clothing behind
because the letdown happens when the cold returns
That sunlight, that warm air, such a teaser!