Spring of 2024

Dressed up for Easter

With nature’s rebirth

A calm before the storm

In an election year

Like none other

Bursting all around

Air filled with fragrant scents

And thoughts of democracy

Awakened creatures aroused

By a political morass

From winter’s pause

Intent to pollinate and court

Flower beds of hope

That we can restore

A unified renewal

Of the human spirit

Of a shared heartbeat

For life’s freedom song

Fluttering songbirds sing

Tuning to nature’s beat

Heard only in spring

As a wakeup call

Before the fall.