Cloudbursts

2007 March 8
by David J. Ringer

DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS –

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Today I kept looking out the window, where brilliant Bradford pears set off chartreuse catkins and tiny new leaves.

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cardinal arias
ground-starlet choirs
have vanished winter-gray wrinkles

wildblue burns–

now, clouds burst from resurrected limbs
     stark, pure, live!

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