Spring Memory - fold up version 81/2 x 11"

Spring Memory

When it keeps its promise
You might be unaware
Intent on some other outcome.

When all the powers of spring
Fail you completely and the
Usual stroll though your mind

Leaves you undone, like an
Afternoon over too soon, 
Summer speeds along and

Fall leaves you squinting
at the sun.

When the spring memory
Is folded up and put away
For safe keeping, you know

Someday you will open it
Again and feel you should
Ask it to do what it always

Promises to do for you
Despite other outcomes
You never even thought of.


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