Dogs 2013

THE GREENING
(3/29/13)


a stone
of cold
is rolled away
from the tomb
of all things
vernal

at first
the smell
of fertilizer
salt and sand
overwhelm
the sense
of smell

then
the spring
storms
wash away
the fouler odors
and there seems
to be
a hint
of resurrection
in the air

pleasing
colors
begin to spread
replacing the depressing
browns and grays
of Winter
like
a ministry
of hues
raising
the dead

buds
and blossoms
begin
what shoots
and leaves
will finish

green spreads
across the land
with apostles
of warmth
and water
until an entire
hemisphere
is converted

they know
their time
is short
however
and that the tilt
of worldly power
will begin
to work
against them

but
for now
they revel
in all things Spring
and smile
at the promised
springs
to come

a promise
that will
hopefully mitigate
the beheadings
of Fall