This is a short poem inspired by Images of spring. I took this beautiful picture on my walk through the college campus where I work.
Images of Spring
Spring dresses in style
Like a lovely lady stepping out
For a morning promenade.
A Floral fragrance accompanies her
Like an expensive French perfume.
Her garments are sewn in pinks and whites
And vibrant shades of green
As dynamic as an artist palate
Brush stroked onto canvas by a talented hand.
Tulips bob their heads in adoration as she moves past
Like royal subjects on a parade route
Sent to hail the queen’s passing.
Geese Gossip from rooftops
like noisy neighbors
Peeking from behind closed Venetian blinds.
While the twitter of birds echoes from the trees
Like they are auditioning
For the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Squirrels squawk and scurry
Like restless sleepers rescued from hibernation
Released to play in the warm sunshine.
She meanders under crystal blue skies
Until there is a shift in her mood.
Dark clouds frame her countenance
Her voice takes on the rumble of thunder
And lightning becomes the bracelets on her wrists.
She sways and rumbles
Her breath scatters the leaves on the trees
She gives people something to talk about
After her tantrum is complete,
She adjusts her skirts
And combs her fingers through her hair.
It’s important for her to look presentable
While she finishes her promenade.
She sashays haughty
Because she knows falls got nothing on her
With it’s a reddish-gold prediction of death.
Who is Molly Shea?
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana, who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures click here.
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