Spring dalliance

by Kevin T McEneaney

Forsythia, that banner flag of Spring,

blooms by window and sharp-curving roadside

with yellow prolixity and promise

of warmer weather with low-cloud-cover,

and constant threat of precipitation.


Small peepers have sung their anarchic joy,

and green turf is soft as a baby’s cheek.

Seed packets speak with shushing sound when placed

on a table for planning the garden,

while winds roil, shake upper-tree branches.


Chipmunks and squirrels scurry

as daffodils dither in fickle breeze

that may drizzle thin, eyelash-prickling drops

at the whim of any passing gray cloud….

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden, Longing, and other books