Baja California Dreaming (2006)

 

A warm burrow is a lovely place to sleep

Far beneath the snow-covered ground

Passing the long months of winter snug in the deep

 

But one day I dreamt of packing my sack

(A few carrots, my favorite blanket of leaves)

And heading south for winter to look for a snack

 

Time away might be nice

The desert, the mountains, the beaches

There’s no need to ask twice

 

A few weeks in Mexico beckoned

But don’t worry

I’ll be back by February second