Another spring by Renée M. Sgroi

Poem title: Another Spring Poet name: Renée M. Sgroi Poem: for Malcolm there are green buds on lilac through this window of rain as birds flock to their landings on bare branches of spring spring lands in its timing, in its snowmelts, in its vein and clings green to branches, against wind there is always another spring, another season of worms another shower of birds and grass in its greenness it’s the grass through the rain. grass blankets your bed for new birds, for worms -- for us. for there is always another spring, another season of rain you left us, vacant through this season of strain and rain, comes down hard on windows comes down soft, spattered -- all transitions are weary all transitions return. turning springs to falls, winters turns us all to earth, to green blankets -- spring worms End of Poem. Credits: Copyright © Renée M. Sgroi Previously published in life print, in points by erbacce-press Renée M. Sgroi, PhD, is the runner up in this year’s erbacce poetry prize, and her debut poetry collection, life print, in points is due to be published by erbacce-press in December 2020. Her poetry has appeared in The Prairie Journal, Synaeresis, Prairie Fire, The Banister, Fresh Voices, Verse Afire, as well as poetry anthologies published by Beret Days Press. In 2018, Renée edited the poetry anthology, Written Tenfold (Poetry Friendly Press). She is an Associate Member of the League of Canadian Poets, a member of The Ontario Poetry Society, and while she is the current President of the Brooklin Poetry Society she is transitioning out of the role to work on other projects. Renée blogs about the craft of writing at reneemsgroi.com, and you can tweet her @ReneeMSgroi and find her on Instagram @renee_m_sgroi