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Green Fingers

We are counting
Daffodil shoots
the last day of winter--
he is careful
not to step on them--
a struggle at the
age of five--
I am reminded of the
horror films
where the hand
reaches up from the soil
as we pleaded with
the young actor to move
before it's too late.
Here,
at the end of the driveway
the green fingers
seek the light,
reminding nostalgic
gardeners
that hope rises up
like the wonder
of a child
counting the tips
of spring.

20 Mar 99


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