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.



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.