From Where I Live
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green spears along the fence. Lilacs
in bud below my window. Violets,
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.