spring flingin’

This is just to say
that I am in the back yard
there’s a red breasted robin feeding 5 feet away,
a woodpecker upside down at the same feeder and
a burning red cardinal sitting not far above.
Their songs call back and forth,
as far in the distance a hawk beats wings
towards the ocean
a black and yellow butterfly forming circles around
the base of the butterfly bush
I just chopped down low
(spring renewal can look like carnage)
the desiccated ornamental grass from last summer
lies bundled and chopped
under the long, chopped legs
of the butterfly bush
there’s a rabbit resting his head on my foot
there’s a World War II spotter plane
moaning through the sky above my head
the Merrimack hits the shores,
and I can hear the waves lapping
when the wind is right
this pilsner is lovely
and there is, for a moment, the purest clarity

About Martin

I'm just... filling time.
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7 Responses to spring flingin’

    • Martin says:

      Well, with fall here, it’s lots of root vegetables, chilis, stews. That sort of stuff’s cookin… 🙂

      Beyond that, work, travel, repeat. It’s been a busy few months.

      • GinAndTulips says:

        Autumnal recipes haven’t much hit my place. I’m a terrible cook.
        But the rest, I can relate to…hope you’re well.

      • Martin says:

        I am. Moved into advertising, which suits me better. Saw you’re on a mission to spread the guitar far and wide, which got me thinking I should pick up my axe after all these years, and see what I can recall 🙂

      • GinAndTulips says:

        Advertising would suit you! Nice and creative. I’m giving up the guitar work at the end of the month. Was just helping out for a while but I love it…so will still be checking in on things. My health isn’t top notch right now so need to concentrate on that.

      • Martin says:

        Oh, really sorry to hear that. Let me know if you want to catch up, been ages since we chatted.

      • GinAndTulips says:

        It’s nothing too awful…I hope! Sure, drop me an email

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