melt

spring begins
not with crocuses
or tree budding

but with snow softening
over raw mud

not so much happening
as unmaking

that slow thing
in the north
we call thaw

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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13 Responses to melt

  1. Rhonda says:

    Welcome to mud season..ugh. BUT, if it means no more snow, it’s worth it. Let the thaw begin! Happy Spring sfam

  2. What is this new free verse? I like it. I like the mud!

  3. I wonder if I might like thaw better actually even with the mud–we are too warm here now, but that is not how it used to be–

  4. Widow Beach says:

    I love “not so much happening as unmaking”–unique and accurate!

  5. Alice Keys says:

    “raw mud” reminds me of growing up in the midwest, the mud before the green comes back. Fine work, Susan.
    Alice

  6. nelle says:

    A very relunctant one this year, but now it’s coming on hard.

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