Monday, May 6, 2013


slow greening of parking
lot trees in May 
makes the quick cardinal 
easier to see

but harder to look at 
en route to punch clocks—

is it really so 
much of a stretch to be 
spread on that distant buttery 
lawn instead—snoozing safe 

and lucky, loosely guarded by blushing 
company of tall 

and maybe 
a few bees skimming 
lazy through the swaying neighborhood?