An Ode to Spring

Each year you arrive at the perfect time

Bringing rays of sun

Through my windows to shine

Giving me hope as your time has only begun

The days grow longer

And just as I thought winter would never end

I grew even stronger

And now walk through the cherry blossoms with a friend

Without you I would wither

Yet you sent a sign with your purple flowers

Because you are a beautiful giver

Who helps me grow throughout the hours

I admire the yellow daffodils lining the streets

Seeing all of your beauty

As I walk along under the sun’s heat

Slowly becoming a Portland foodie

It is because of you I move forward with resolve

As I sit on my front lawn

Practicing gratitude for it all

And welcoming a new day at dawn