If you only knew how gloriously this day started.
picture a margarine commercial
because it would require
the combined talents of
and his Madison Avenue cohorts
to script such a perfect day.
birds singing in the background
light filtering through still leaves as a
pale sun climbs the
cloudless blue sky.
verdant green expanses awash with
as an earth-mother-type
tiptoes barefoot through the grass
to pick spinach
from the garden for her morning omelet.
The two hours that this idyll lasted
is the payoff for all the
extreme weather we deal with
in the Midwest.
p.s. the omelet was super, too!