SNOW SQUALLS AND MORE

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
ENUMERATING AND NAMING

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

To continue, click here.
Copyright 2015
Poem originally appeared in Blue Fifth Review

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s