EARLY SPRING DAY
impatient maple trees
poke their greening, curly heads
above a wispy mist,
checking the sky,
trolling for signs of spring.
wearing ragged clothing,
stand their ground in groves,
wasting time by counting crows
protesting in a pasture.
envelopes Earth, juicy grass relaxes,
snuggling beneath a comforter of
dandelions, crocuses, and daffodils,
while frogs croak their carols,
reminding the moon itís time to arise.