Just After the Rain

Photo by Kloipy (Seth Dombach)

Ingratitude

by Carl Dennis

Spring, I remembered you all these months.
I spoke of the green yard under the snow
To my slumped visitors.
I sobered the giddy neighbors.
“You may think you’re still happy,”
I cautioned, “but recall the tea roses,
The lost leaves of the dogwood tree.”

But now you have fallen upon us, Spring,
Without warning,
So much greener than I remembered.
Friends I kept from forgetting
Laugh at me as they run outside
For falling so short in your praise.

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7 thoughts on “Just After the Rain

    • Luckily my area missed it, at least so far. Its not right to go from 80 degrees on the weekend to snow. haha

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