Patch Of Green

By Caroline Misner


Early spring extended its neck
detached itself across the lawn—

the daffodils and tiny
flower stars
blue buds
between the musty roots

silly cuckoos in a patch of green
challenge a fear of frost.
The dead soon come after.

If you can love one
you can love another.

Dandelions unfurl tawny heads,
rival the sun.

Soon, the nettles grow
by the dirt path.

I am nothing
but the wind’s raspy voice—
console me.

Caroline Misner is a graduate of Sheridan College of Applied Arts & Technology in Media Arts Writing.  Her poetry, fiction and non-fiction have appeared in several journals throughout the USA, Canada and the UK.   She writes erotica under the pseudonym Cynthia Lucas and her stories have appeared in several publications and anthologies.   She has been nominated for the Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Anthology Prize in 2009 as well as Pushcart Prizes in 2010 and 2011.

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