Transformational Tilt

by Kevin T. McEneaney

“You can think of the entire environment jiggling, vibrating,”—Quantum physicist Louis Slocombe


That gradual tilt toward warmer weather

with sunny daffodil days and birdsong

symphony bursting from woodland landscape

beside muted burble of rushing creek

makes the joyous heart leap, knobby knees dance,

and staid toes wiggle in sudden delight.


Brute gusts reel dizzy, anticipating

upheaval of soil, buds on slim stalk.


In the parallel world of your psyche

similar exuberant cavorting

must be happening as wind shakes tree limbs

and ground grows soft as a child’s cheek.


The optimum response to Spring weather

consists of making your footstep lighter!