Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SOL Day 25: Come Home, Spring!

 I struggled to find something to write about, but kept coming back to the flash blizzard we had this afternoon. I know I live in Ohio, and a lingering winter is par for the course, but enough is enough. I'm on Spring Break and I would like the weather to cooperate, if only for a little bit. I felt pretty good about the poem I wrote yesterday, so I thought I'd give it another go today.

Come Home, Spring!

Trees full of buds
flowers in bloom
driving with the windows down
a light jacket is good enough.

Taking my run outside
keeping my rollerblades
and workout clothes
in my trunk.

Dinner on the grill
playing frisbee in the yard
a fire in the fire pit
when it gets dark.

The snow that fell
on March 25th
is not Spring to me
but winter overstaying her welcome.

Time to pack away the shovels
and winter coats
and snow boots
for good.

It's time for sandals
short sleeved shirts
mowing grass after work
and kids playing outside.

Wake up Spring!
It's time to make your appearance.
We are more than ready
to welcome you home.

©Carolyn Carr

1 comment:

  1. Amen! Let's pack away all of those winter things. Bring on spring!