Thursday, March 22, 2007

First Day of Spring

For Rosamarie

She messes about
On the edge of the pond,
Carefully removing last night’s fallen leaves
& generously feeding her flock
Of now large goldfish.

Warm morning sun
Dances upon light lily pads & her long tangle
Of seaweed hair as agile youth bends
Warm & slender over the pools
Flowing edge.

Mockingbird sings,
Flits persistently in the Hackberry tree
High above her, encourages her
To not linger long, preventing
His spring morning drink.

Wednesday Morning ~ 21 March 2007
First Day of Spring ~ Pharr, Texas

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