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False Spring


an uncanny raucous chirp chirp is heard

as mockful birds suddenly appear making nexts

quarrelsome with unexpected matings

and the heady blush of bugs 'n such stir 'n sting anew

enthralled lovers stroll neath a startled blue sky

hayfever aroused prematurely ty the lusty santanas

blinds me with sneeze


it is the middle of winter California-style


tell that to the magenta butterflies

blossoms pink and yellow on limbs bared scanty weeks ago


even the trees are deceived



[from Hand Dance, Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, CA. Copyright 1993. Reprinted here with permission of the author. Originally published in NHS 2008, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs08/Wanda_Coleman.htm.]