I’m getting to know the #South.
I know her curves in #spring
with her #orchestra of #color.
She introduces #white to begin
with bouquets of popcorn on the Bradford trees
They echo in rows
down streets and alleys
in mid March.
Daffodils chime in providing a consistent tune, humming sweetly
Bright yellow describing her mood
Spring sings softly at first
The band ups the tempo
#Dogwood blooms blanket
Tucked into canopies like bundles of babies, skin so soft and velvety
Soon the #azaleas will burst thorough
In bright patterns of pink,
reds, and pastel hues
their tiny antenna will peek through buoyant, crisp buds
April will sing tenure. Loud
Songs will shift, taking turns
Synchronizing patterns we barely notice
Until we sneeze and see yellow dust everywhere
#Spring training has begun