06 April 2009

the cruelest month

out past the just-green grass
turned white this groaning morning,
a lone daffodil droops.

bent by wet april snow
its yellow promise nudges
the cold dirt. no sun can
unbend it now. it's over.

the daffodil's april
like waking from a coma
to catch the flu--or die.

my beautiful boy born in spring,
died in spring. warm day, filled
with promise, sunward smile.


Woman in a Window said...

tell me this is only poetry
it punches nonetheless

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