21 February 2011

Chill disappears
As warmth blankets the earth
Snow melts
Ice dissipates
And birds sing from naked perches
Amongst the leafless trees
Children play outside
In jeans and shirt sleeves
Where only a week before
Snow suits were needed
A day goes by
Two, three, and then a week
And even the old timers
Breathe a sigh of relief
As winter seems to break its hold
On this Midwest region
Even the nights seem to sing
Of warm spring
 When suddenly
The wind turns chilly again
The snow begins to fall
Down jackets and ear muffs
Are donned once more
As winter reminds us
That spring is really
Weeks away

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