Daily Archives: April 3, 2016

Holding Her Breath

Our previously reliable
front walk daffodils
haven’t yet bloomed.

I’m watching the trees in vain
for the customary signs
of imminent breakout.

It feels a little
like Gaia is holding
her Spring-quickened breath

before a plunge
into an ice-skimmed
drowning pool

and thinking 
about diving deep
then taking forever to return.