Petals lace the sky
with pink drawing
sunlight closer to the heart.
Jealous winter pounds its chest
to rally icy clouds to storm the horizon,
but songbirds drown its tantrum
with the melody of Spring.
In a frosted huff winter retreats
to its tomb of dry leaves leaving spring
to transform the ashy cheek of earth into
bold brushstrokes of O’Keeffe.
Susie Clevenger 2021