POEMS

By
ANNE WARD-MASTERSON

Terrier
Windy day
Neighbor’s for sale sign
Comes undone
Hangs by a single chain
Dances the samba
To its own clapping beat
The sun courts the snow
Touching every flake
Wind pushes the
Cold through my cap
Whispers secrets across the bay
Terrier dances in the field
Skipping, leaping, twisting
Sunlight and wind cavorting past
Only stopping to thrust
Her muzzle in the snow
For the hidden scent of grass