February 27th, 2015

fog obscures
the house
across the street
like a flat wash
on a canvas

sketch in
a silver spruce
then fill the brush
with gray
a splash of green
and touch of white
to give life
to the branches

in front of the tree
is a fountain
and beside it
a little black squirrel
plants peanuts

fill the brush with black
a bit of gray
and midnight blue
to bring life
to five crows
who survey the scene
from the high wires
where they jockey

for position
but of course
in the painting
they will need
to stay in their places