Bonuses Like a Sunday Morning with Snow
February 9, 2014
by William Stafford
It could happen any time, tornado,
earthquake, Armageddon. It could happen.
Or sunshine, love, salvation.
It could, you know. That’s why we wake
and look out — no guarantees
in this life.
But some bonuses, like morning,
like right now, like noon,
Even those of us who had to work this morning — like I did — enjoyed the unexpected bonus of a winter wonderland outside our windows. I’m too much of a wuss to drive in the snow, so I walked to work. I like that snow slows me down. I think other people were sleeping in this morning because the path around Green Lake was relatively quiet. Let me take you along on my walk.