Another Easter basket spring
The Redbud trees were blossoming
Bright purple lined the street
Mesmerizing
Hypnotizing
The South was sugar sweet
I remember
Cherry cardinals singing
Innocent children swinging
Newborn laughter echoed from the park
Alarm clocks all set forward
One less hour dark
The day I drove away
Opposite Resurrection Sunday
Reentered winter’s gray
Gained an hour
Lost an hour
You know I couldn’t stay
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Andrew Dabar