Changing of the Guard

Ivory feather clouds
deep blue sky.
White hot sun
becoming disheveled by the winds.

Solar rays flaring up in utter brilliance
to brighten a rather blasť day
that is an interlude between
winter and spring.

Displaying the holly berries of winter
and forget-me-nots from spring
one red ~ one blue
one waning ~ one rising ~ like the late afternoon sun.

This changing of seasons
promises lighter days
flowers blooming in different seasons
and a changing of the guard.

© 1999 by Rosemary Winters Tracey


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