Spring Is

butterflies and lilac sprays

Poetry Month, Poem A Day, No. 16

Spring Is

Butterflies as big as my hand
Lilacs enough for the neighborhood
Yellow sheets twisted around the clothesline
Horny cormorants showing off at the lagoon
A brass fish hook wedged in between paw pads
Four skinny calves following mum across the pasture
Waking up early to light that is not electric
Waking up with a sneeze and a Kleenex
Wondering where the eagles are roosting now
Cranked up volume on the school’s playground
Empty gutters and shiny ash pans
Wide open windows and waving sheers
Filling an extra water bottle for Saturday’s hike
Looking at recipes for cold soup and crackers
Cottonwood fluff bordering the sunny morning trail
Rocking on the front porch watching the moonless dusk


Photos by yours truly


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