Winter brings weak
Morning light late
Afternoons dark
Frost-shivered limbs

First sign of warmth
(Rain on the west wind)
Foliage thickens
Leaf litter laps the fence

Sticky buds unfold
Burst of pink
Petals un-scroll

Sudden brightness soon
Burnt by memories
Casting shadows
Across our lawn

Spectacular displayed
Vibrancy lasting
No longer
Than winter's sun


n.b. NaPoWriMo 2023. Day 25 prompt. Love poem with flower, parenthesis and odd line breaks.

CLP 25/04/2023