… Through veils, pale and lifeless-
earth’s wardrobe of oak, maple, and beech-
envelope with heat.
And coaxes out another generation-
of green cotyledon and-
purple stemmed plants-
pulsing the forest floor in shivering bursts…
… A mole, a mouse, a shrew?
No! Fooled you!
Springing back to renew…
… Enveloped in this evening energy,
my sap pulses in my veins!
My spirit renewed once again!! …