with magnolia blossoms
and corn flakes

feathery as kittens
fiddleheads uncoil

three weeks after
tenacious snowfall

flood watch

three magnolia trees in a row
blooming at the Bay Bank in Newton

other tree limbs already bright yellow-green clusters
about to unfurl
forsythia yellow

the rampant flood of spring unleashes
phlox . violet . dandelion

we begin

a toddler swing
suspended from tree

still April, but youths at Copley Square
are soaked to the skin from leaping in the sunny fountain
and young lovers stretched on the lawn
roll into each other’s arms for open kisses

daffodils and tulips
counter the art of a rock garden
made apparent in front and back yards
of boulder

in a month, we’ll go swimming outdoors
before breakfast

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Copyright 2015
Poem originally appeared in Blue Fifth Review


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