Tis today, Spring equinox
I’ma set up all my building blocks
And architect a different mindset
“Pen” mightier than “Walking housepet”
When is Spring supposed to start? I’m sick of all the waiting – oh,
Winter coat or windbreaker? I’m tired of debating though
And so I choose the lighter coat and pin my hopes on best-in-show
But as I skip down my deck stairs, I quip “Shirley, you jest. Mo snow??”
The sun is out, high in the sky as I skip into action
Out to my car, as I do shiv, my zest falters a fraction
By the time I’m walking dogs, Jack Frost – he’s nipping fiercely
Zipper up and hood in place, the stabbing wind does pierce me
My jacket is inadequate, my ears are frozen stiff
Icicles or frozen digits I cannot tell the diff
To hang up my Petsitter Hat, I fantasize all day
My body wracked with pain and sore, I struggle through dismay
My mind, it ceaselessly boggles
Oh, how to don my Writer Goggles?
How shall I earn a dime?
How shall I spend the time?
Carve out a living with my words
But still pay bills and tend the herds
Of pets currently in my charge
And household finances at-large?
Daily, I duly commit, to sucking up and pets to sit
So I can make my checkbook fat though truthfully, it’s not just that
I do enjoy Fidos and Spots, and playing with red laser dots
Scooping litter not so much, nor picking up dog poop and such
As one day melts into another, and I talk nonstop with Mother
Babbling on bout this-and-that, still not decked out in ‘Writer Hat’
Could you do me solidly
And share this with a friend or three?
I’d be most thankful, that’s for certain
And one day when I lift the curtain
To announce to you my new profession, I’ll admit to a confession
I’m only Springing Forward now cuz Falling Back scares me somehow
Though I’m terrified quite rightly, I work my ass off every nightly
Composing blogs and romance novels, in hopes that soon I will not grovel
For readership and validation since hopefully y’all like my station
And so I close out on this post and leave you with a song, a toast
To writing, though lyrics in my head defy my sleep -date with my bed