Mixed Signals on a Clear Day

Holly bushes in flower.
Amid the remaining red berries
reminders of Christmas glory
amongst the promise of spring.

Like forget-me-nots budding
their golden centers
mirror the sun.
First blooms of the arriving spring.

Fluorescent orange is the flower’s color.
Of this unusual ice plant
blazing ~ like the dusky sunset
signaling winter’s end.

All the colors together
in a mish-mash of mixed signals.
But ~ the message is clear
springtime will soon be a reality.

© 1999 by Rosemary Winters Tracey


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