Category Archives: snow shoveling

NO DIFFERENT “DOWN EAST”

NO DIFFERENT “DOWN EAST”

We’d like to visit Maine,

But now it’s much the same…

Melting snow piles

And weary smiles

Waiting for springtime plain.

Like us they’re tired

Alternately wired…

By long hours

Fighting snow showers

Paying the extra plows hired.

Nearly out of salt

To keep up the lively assault…

Snow-covered roads,

Icy ones goad

Town employees to help out.

–Jonathan Caswell

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IT’S MARCH, ALREADY!

IT’S MARCH, ALREADY!

Ice melt dripping from eaves,

The warm-up giving reprieves…

To snow laden roofs

Whose strength many proofs

Apparent in designs conceived.

Bedraggled bushes appear,

‘Though snow banks still come to “here”…

Once eight foot–now six–

Out in the “sticks”

Trees shelter snow cover, my dear.

–Jonathan Caswell

JOANNE LEFT ALONE

JOANNE LEFT ALONE

Joanne was left alone

To run things here at home…

Administration

Is her station,

A paragon of efficiency honed.

Alas, Eric got a call

To be on site after all…

But we’ll enjoy

Her presence (OH, BOY!)

And Eric’s, after the snowfall.

Joanne we certainly trust,

Tender–like well-made pie crust…

Efficiency, caring

(We love what she’s wearing),

Her continuing here is a must!

–Jonathan Caswell

VISIT TO THE DOCTOR

VISIT TO THE DOCTOR

(in the form of haiku—more than one)

Surgeon saw my foot,

No runs…no holes…no errors…

Can shovel snow soon!

Snow and sleet descend,

Fear reawakened to drive…

Plow trucks out in force.

Agreeable nurses,

Meeting lots of nice faces…

Doctor says…now stop.

Own car must be cleaned,

Returning as wife’s chauffeur

No more: friend, will you?

Health insurance fades,

Peddling faster daily:

Discontinuous service.

Author hands out tomes

Company and smiles exchanged…

One was sold last year.

Nervousness returns,

Cookie binges resulting…

Blood sugar testing!

Gonna┬ámiss “his” nurses,

Evening young and shapely:

Hurries back to work!

Playing “Doctor Says,”

Last word has Primary Nurse…

Wound care’s successful?

–Nine Haiku by…Jonathan Caswell