On my walk today, I saw my first robin. It appeared perplexed and it might have good reason for feeling that way. It is supposed to get cool with snow, possibly accumulating over the next days.
I imagine food is at a premium for robins now, unlike the magpie I saw a few steps further along the path.
A sign of spring–
A robin walks someone’s fence,
Anxious and tentative.
It moves cautiously,
Not taking flight
Less concerned with me, than food.
Winter ground cold,
No food in the hardpan–
No earthworms tilling the soil.