Out With the Dog, She Was

Saturday of Easter weekend

Mixed sky but mostly blue

Robin’s egg blue.

Cold enough still

For the winter coat.

Commerce once again clicking

After Friday’s hiatus.

She had the Lab

On a long lead

And he was all smiles

As per the breed

Glorious golden coat shaking

Well-trained and well-timed

In their peregrination.

Approaching me on the sidewalk.

Great to be up

In this bright early hour.

Petty words exchanged in courtesy

And then I said it:

“Christ is risen

All things are better.”

The two stopped

Nothing said as sequitor.

Then, “Yes, I suppose it’s so”.

She was missing it!

Rebirth, life from the dead

Eternal life in the Vine*

All around us.

Happy crows, crocus purple

Upright daffodil

Gentle wind caressing.

Dog felt quite safe.

Smiles all around now.

“Enjoy your Easter Ma’am”.

* John’s Gospel chapter 15


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Married and father of two. Living in Waterloo, Ontario. Workplace health and safety professional. Blogger. Poet. Nature hiker. History buff. Inspirational writer. Newsboy for Jesus.

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