My present state

On a mid February day I might dream of walking a crowded beach in Florida.

Or if I’m smart I can accept my present state.

And today there’s no other place I’d rather be.

With temps this afternoon in the 60s, I strolled along the lake’s peaceful shoreline.

Sure, I found more snow than sand.

Yet the views beyond warmed my soul.

So did the strong rays from the sun beaming down on my pale, winter weary face.

It seems a few of us snow birds always stay put, I was thinking as I listened to one chirping flock right above me.

They were busily checking out the beach’s newest Purple Martin house.

These early birds may have only been looking to ‘get the worm.’

As for me, I’m only looking to find an early spring.

And I believe I may have just found it.