City Springtide

Photo credit: jilleatsapples. CC-BY-NC.

Earth’s an asphalt Eden—
new life in every leaf!
Awakening’s burst democratically
’round cracked red tenements
and stylish porticoes.

Meditate under this amphitheater’s
vast blue white-flecked dome.
The air’s conditioned
perfectly this month.

Delight with no distraction
in the wonders that come forth,
rabbit-from-a-hat,
green life from nothingness!

This lavish garland,
Creation, cavorts,
blossoming colors’
endless profusion,

while magnolia virgins
in white gowns
line the streets
hands clasped
in prayer.

Behold the miracle:
all things made new!