Easter Walk

Everyone seemed to be 
on their porch or yard 

or retrieving or collecting 
things to or from their cars 

kids fell down in the grass 
dogs passed each other 

sniffing for places they’ve been 
it’s not like we need 

an especially warm day 
to bring us all outside 

at once but obviously 
it helps to know that surely 

this is the only day we have 
for when we look inside 

there’s nothing to be found 
at least nothing is as

we expected it to be.