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spring clean

I awake, dull crusted in shadows,

to the swelling roar of hard rain on shingles
wetly dripp'd down rusted gutters,

air thick with cool moisture,
ozone sharp razor clean,

somehow, the sod grew a deep green coat in one night
as dogwoods shed blossoms like fragrant dandruff,

when did spring arrive?
my mind still bundled in deep winter time,

ghosts of snowfields, untouched by sun,
blanket my mood in a stiller time

now shattered by detonations of life
melted by pollen infused with wind

scintillate bands of light burn laser bright
through pregnant clouds rain gray

beams play like shining faeries on the sill
as a weird biology compels me to arise

rush headlong onto verdant lea
dervish twirl'd and humid breathed

but lightswitched it's gone
thunderheads roll like playground bullies

smearing runnels on the window
dogwood prism'd to a streak

as I shrink back to a pillow 

smelling faintly of grass.

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  1. Date: 3/17/2014 5:35:00 PM
    The cleaning sounds good... Yes, very tiring.. SKAT