For the Love of Spring

The grass is growing greener as I speak
and twisted gray-green twigs explode in bursts
of saffron colored flowers that compete
with each anticipated round of firsts.

Life-giving light stays longer everyday
as fragrant apple-blossom scented air
comes waltzing into rooms as if to say
that Spring is spreading flowers everywhere.

The robins re-appear to fashion nests;
rich soil, now moist and warm, awaits the plow.
As baby rabbits peek from mother’s breast,
soft southern breezes smooth my furrowed brow.

With frigid fits of wintry weather gone,
the stage is set for Spring, so bring it on.