Thursday, April 24, 2008

Boston Spring

In Boston, spring is sudden,
like a twist of gin, or an evening storm,
sliding out of the dark like an oil spill.

It’s a snail with the sun in its shell,
galloping along like a mint pony.

Heart-shaped graffiti appears between
morning and evening commutes,

steady as a song, staccato as a bobby pin
falling to the tub as I soap up my hair
on these bright bird-mornings.

It’s as soft as two eggs, over easy,
with butter sliding down the slopes of toast,

turning into a fat pool of yellow,
catching the light in its diameter.

1 comment:

gina said...

so wonderful.
such sparkling insight.
i love you.