It has rained all day
    what snow was left has lost
    its frozen self in the moisture
    saturating the soil at every step

    I am walking down to my car
    with questions lining up like
    sparrows on the lines of my mind
    waiting for you to answer

    as you do most every afternoon
    when I call to say I am walking
    and you smile into the phone
    and you say my name

    which matters on any afternoon
    though today the sparrows are
    thick as thieves I am cold and
    it has rained all day


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