Such a welcome, warm surprise

Like the first day each year when it’s clear that Spring

Has arrived at last

When the air smells different

Morning rain is no longer unpleasant


That was your visit

Yielding my new discovery of you

As well as the us I’d almost forgotten

Used to exist


Your absence, as Persephone’s,

Always leaves me aching

But now I believe we’re casting aside

Winter’s last snow, revealing ready soil

Soil ready for Spring

And pleasant rain



© Gayle Force Press 2006

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