Spring and Summer
An exercise in boldness.
The first faint green
Leaves peek like tentative children
Along low and skeletal limbs. Then –
They multiply and clutter up
The branches in bright verdant armies
Chasing away winter in favor
Of summer’s emerald empire.
Her stomach’s skin –
Smooth and flat and warm and even –
Is as a calm sea
And yet my own flesh
Surges into stormy oceans at its touch.