Ode to Spring
Even willows drape yellow.
Red maple buds
Burst now, suddenly open, green.
and girls hear the call of their skin--
Show me show me show me--
prance around in tiny shorts
while boys jump off rocks into chill pond.
Nearby, peepers start up chirping
and salamanders follow their lovingly built
crossing, avoid being squashed beneath tires.
Amherst buzzes with it: the light!
Forsythia! Rhododendrons and daffodils!
No stopping it now.