Saturday, September 8, 2007
From A Western Capitol Hill:
April snow covers the blossoms of cherry trees: a lush pink re-appearing from beneath powder like a skier, emerging in the aftermath of an avalanche, gasping for air. Pink petals settle on a car, looking like sprinkles atop vanilla ice cream. Crocuses struggle above snowed over lawns, flowers that had believed in the marrow of their stems that Spring had arrived. But, Mother Nature possesses different ideas, weather-wise. Confused trees bend, weighted down. The outline of a motorcycle beneath the night's accumulation.