Although I had been impatiently
waiting for a special surprise –
Several of us had.
But today when I arose,
full of joyful anticipation
for exquisite beauty and joy,
my sinking heart discovered
No diamonds to brighten a dreary landscape
and shortening days,
to be molded into temporary yard art,
or frolicked in by perplexed and delighted puppies,
or blended into ice cream,
or slipped down the unsuspecting back of a sibling –
“All in good clean fun!”
On this morning,
as on so many others before it,
“Again?” demands my daughter.
This means she will not be skipping school today
to rejoice in a relaxed schedule
with other celebrants of unexpected gifts,
coming inside only long enough to
warm up with hot chocolate
before returning to delightful revels
in a wonderland that will not last.
But there’s always tomorrow.
October 19, 2013