Just released today, ‘Morning Rituals,’ ‘Hope Abundant’ and ‘Early Spring,’ in Capsule Stories Spring 2021: In Bloom, March, 2021, pages 152, 153 and 158.
In this too-early spring,
greens thrusting upward full bore
as if to outwit the snow that may come,
hearts open to sun without
pondering the pleasure
of feet too-early planted
bare in dirt warming leaves
from their cocooned caves of cold,
concerns for the moment melted
in this burst of becoming.