Sunday, April 21, 2013

Magpie Tales 165: Spring Tease

spring tease 

when the squirrel
waited on haunches
and seagull flew
far from his element; 

as the neighborhood Tom
stalked hedges and 
newlyweds walked 
their dog; 

when clouds blotted 
morning sun and 
southern warmth 
roiled across my skin

I knew:  

this was a hint, 
and I accepted 
your tease.

even this temporal
portend to winter's 
end is cause for 
quiet elevation. 

Poem © 2013 R. Burnett Baker
Painting:  Monhegan's Schoolteacher, 2004 by Jamie Wyeth  Shared by Tess Kincaid.