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Thousands of friendly faces,
family reunions camped
on grassy slopes and swales
waiting in the wild
since the rains came.

The guests of honor pause
in calm disbelief, dismount
and crawl among them
to take a good long look
at spring.






Over the ridge, friendly families
claim the hillside, pale homesteads
amid a sweep of shadowed green

beg for me to look, first to welcome
me back home, back off the road
two thousand feet below.

Here, now can last a long time—no need
to remember names when everyone
looks the same, ready for a party.


Pretty Face (Golden Brodiaea) Triteleia ixioides


May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012


Arms open—
none happier in May
to flower, fold and fade away.