First Day of Spring
Winter temperatures linger, stubbornly
Not giving way to springtime joy.
Massive snow mountains remain in the yard
Reminding us that while spring is near, winter is not yet ready to go into it’s hibernation lair.
The ground is still frozen.
The sky is gray. My mind is gray. My heart is gray.
On the lakes, 20 inches of ice remain.
The space between winter and spring is torture to the human spirit.
So close are we to those longer nights outdoors, playing softball in the yard, outdoor fires, and fire flies, but not close enough.
Spring, stop your teasing. My sense of humor is fading.