I woke with a start!
My dog sat up at my feet in bed
Daylight began to shake its head
and so did my sleepy Scrappy!
She doesn’t care for rain
but loves the screened in porch.
I stood near and felt the morning damp chill.
My dog cocked her head and smiled.
I wondered . . .
Then rain and wind were not what I heard or felt
a choir of birds singing their songs in joyful harmony
from the upper branches of a tree in my yard.
Whether rain or likely reign,
they knew no fear . . .
By Martha L Shaw ©2018