From Where I Live

For a week, spring air. Tulips'

green spears along the fence. Lilacs

in bud below my window. Violets,

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self-sown, blooming in the lawn,

so we'll wait to mow until they're done.

Forsythia, half out, with its hint of sun.

Now, the yard's expectations - closed down.

But violets, pink or amaranthine, still show

their colors above the snow.

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