April Second

The ducks have paddled away and so

I can skip stones across the pond.

Tree leaves like mouse ears, April bulbs

above ground though nights are still cold.

My mood is all yellow and purple.

 

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Knowing It Will End

That first leaf to abandon the summer –

at first I thought it was sad,

giving up early because of a few

cool days. But tonight, it feels brave.

Letting it end before it must end.