Final Spring


Noisy crows and starlings converge

On the bird feeder devouring my offering

"Away" I do not say


Weeding and raking the garden

Throwing every seed hither and yon

No more straight rows for me


Window boxes full of ants

Planting the pansies with them

"Enjoy your new home" I silently say


On the lounge I recline

Without sunscreen soaking up the beams

Freeing my childhood freckles at last


Eating ice cream at night

Potato chips and sweet tea by day

Calories I do not count


Asleep I drift to dream

Of beckoning stars and wispy clouds

Until the mornings dawn no more

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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

The ending stops me in my tracks to think, is it the butterfly talking? Great poem, thumbs up.

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Lilleyth 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic Author

Thank you for the thumbs up Ruby, and yes, the butterfly is a metaphor.

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Wow.. that is some powerful poetry. I hope it won't be our final spring, but who knows.

I just read your profile. We have so much in common it is scary. Great poetry! I will be reading more in the upcoming week.

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Lilleyth 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic Author

Thank you for commenting Tammy. Unfortunately, I cannot shake the feeling that it is our final spring and that sense of dread. And, yes, we do seem to have a lot in common, except all those Hub Page views, lol.

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AnnaCia 4 years ago

Lilleyth, nice , simple and wonderful poem. vote up

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Lilleyth 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic Author

I have rewritten this poem in haiku format.

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