Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sidewalk Chalk

Before the buttercups and wisteria
have brought forth their color,
before my border hedge fills in
to block  the view of my neighbor's son
                             playing basketball,
a burst of pastel brightens my day--
calcium carbonate on concrete.

It bloomed yesterday afternoon,
amidst the laughter of toddlers--
not quite a promise of new life,
but potential all the same:
for their bright future,
for the hope of spring,
for the good day
that starts with a smile on my face.


  1. I love the optimism of this poem - it even makes me feel like I might like Spring (which I don't, at all)!

  2. Thank you.

    May this spring pass quickly into a preferred season for you.