Releases green & sunlight    storm & petrichor
pussy willow bud & crocus head
the fuzzy    the violet   
the hidden  

Opens hills & builds nests & kisses bees
into action   emits lilac & stiffens
leaves’ resolve  

Its loam calls us
& those with soil for feet
whorls for knees    trunks for torso    branches  

for necks   
moss for tress    moons for eyes
we answer with spade & amble & fingertips
touching twig & earthworm    we bow with hydrangea  

heads    dazed by swelling tides of swallowtails
& moon petals.