Winter spent, the thaw is well underway.
Slush, mud and slippery footing.
Soggy landscape and the scent of wet ashes.
Streams and runoff flood ditches and fields.
A ruckus of geese appear circling wide over treetops.
Two deer hesitate on the path. Watch us.
A gangly mountain maple sways
grey, spindly branches reveal the first buds.
Whisper the coming glory.