Laughter runs in the streets today
No opposing force can muffle
Breaking through the icy fortress
Conquering it in the scuffle.
Rippling, rushing, giggling, gushing
Melting every stony thing
Picking up winter’s debris
And tossing it with a fling.
Trickling, tripping, singing, skipping
Every stone along the way
Breaking down the grayish remnants
Laughter runs in the streets today! ~ jfm ~