Today I want to thank you
for the snow pants you gave me
for my birthday. They are thick
and black and shiny like NASA inside
and make my legs rub together
when I walk. Today, even though
it was minus 10, I left my glass and
wood house and sat outside with
the birds and the squirrels
for 30 minutes in the sparkle snow.
As I joined their freezing world
and watched them dine and run
and chatter, I discovered
I, too, am wild life.