i've been pittering and pattering
around my imagination for some inspiration
concerning the blank white wall of dread
above Little Lady's little bed.
i woke up this morning to a drizzle outside
hello gloom, i said, nice to see you so soon.
knowing the chicks and i would not be outside
playing amidst Sunshine and Breeze
- how i miss them so -
i perched myself upon the couch
with my trusty Hook
and let the muses take over my fluttering fingers
i strung my little creation up in Little Lady's room
as a surprise.
she was busy painting at the kitchen table.
when she discovered the find
- with a gasp and a smile -
she jumped up and down on her bed.
and so the day, despite Mr. Gloom's unwelcome return,
was indeed a strawberry among our little bowl of lemons.
oh, happy day!