©2018 Mollie Pearce McKibbon
Winter’s ragged blanket withdraws
Washed away by April’s tears.
Crocuses open their purple petals
To a smiling, unbroken, blue sky.
Breezes gently nudge the trumpet daffodills
While drowsy bees awaken.
Squirrels and chipmunks stretch and yawn,
Aroused in budding branches
By the joyful serenades of robins
And red-winged blackbirds
Responding to the warm coaxing
Of a burgeoning May.