Easter Freeze

It had been a warm spring so far

March had brought forth

The buds of flowers and trees

The dogwoods eerily bearing their crosses

Yards were alive with azalea bloom

Mockingbirds dancing on the lawn

Even the pecan, the wisest of trees

Was fooled into thinking

Its rest was over

Time to go to work

I thought I saw a star wink at me

That clear night before

Before the ice crystals formed in the

Chlorophyll-laden cells

Ripping and bursting open

In those hours just before dawn

When we stood shivering in the cemetery

At sunrise

And the world fell silent

For the wonder of the empty grave

And the out of place browning

Of frozen spring foliage


©2019 Lenny Wells

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