POST 153: Buds, Breath, Spring, Beauty, South Carolina, Maine, poetry, painting, Afganistan

by Carol Bass

SPRING HAPPENING

I stopped counting at one billion
buds in the yard
passing through them
getting stuck in ears, under chins
in naked navels
just to walk with the dog
And the dog
well at least 600,000
trapped in his furry body

Well, the Afganistan buds
are the same
renewal, growth, hope, beauty
Miracles

of continual persistence
blossoms of love and grace

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