Thursday, March 11, 2010

CHERRY BLOSSOM STORM


CHERRY BLOSSOM STORM


I drove the long way back home
to take in the cherryplum blossoms
lining Old River Road but a hailstorm
pelted the smithereens out of the trees.
Petals—like a carnage of plucked feathers.
Mt. St. Helena wore a lenticular cloud frock,
& as the unreasonable clouds snowed & hailed,
they shimmied like fringes of go-go girl dresses,
& flocks of rainbows spangled the brooding sky.


3/11/2010

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