Forsythia buried under five feet of snow
but Whole Foods sells peonies I know
Sleep on linens washed in lavender water
Ordered galvanized beds?
Combed the seed catalogs?
ready or not
Renews all things.
Sprouts despite rust.
Builds nests from sweaters.
Prepare your heart:
she'll send dandelions
up in shining glory
gold as fresh honey.
amazing opportunities for you-
opposite of giving up for Lent,
fingers will create
and hearts share joy.
I'm thinking about gardening.
In California there are no mounds of snow that
crocus seem to melt away. Spring starts
with flycatchers coming back to the creek,
with mourning doves nesting again in my
gazebo and the return of monarch butterflies
to milkweed on the hillside.
I pray for your heart to warm up, may all
your worries be put under your pillow like
those tiny dolls that can eat up the stress.
I keep you in my prayers and heart
for health and what you need.
If anyone wants seeds - email me
I'll mail them snail mail just don't tell
Monsanto. Not that GMO's read poetry.