Spring kludge

Snow peels off winter’s wounds like
skin off a blister on a dancer’s heel:
there is a beauty cloaked in ugliness
as the old hide releases, baring the
fresh inert wounded flesh beneath.

Old grass from last fall oozes like
a new lymph-sodden scab, clotting.

I look at the dirty detritus of winter:
old dog turds, greyed dabs of paper
collected layers of wet dust staying
as the old rotting snow thaws and leaves
the stinking readyness. Spring is coming.

[I have posted two supporting photos in Platinum River.] 

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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