My neighbor, his red wool cap
pulled down over ears
to ward off the cold,
salts my sidewalk unasked.
My heart waltzes as I watch
snow and ice sizzle to slush,
while a blue jay lights on a branch
despite its wish for warmer weather.
Robin Wright lives in Southern Indiana. Her work has appeared in Rue Scribe, Panoply, Terror House Magazine, Another Way Round, Ariel Chart, Bindweed Magazine, Muddy River Poetry Review, and others. Two of her poems were published in the University of Southern Indiana’s 50th anniversary anthology, Time Present, Time Past. Panoply recently nominated one of her poems for a Pushcart Prize.