The day dawned deepest gray
with a plethora of clouds in the sky
and the feeling of winter in the bones.
It was a day most stay in warm homes.
Even the birds nest, refusing to fly.
Finally, thankfully, the sun came out to play.
And so, people began to emerge
anticipating fun jogging and cycling.
Birds flew in an out of the trees.
And then arose a strong breeze.
It wasn’t long until along came lightning.
All headed to home and nests humming a dirge.