Easy ride/rural road, April 9, 2004

Briskclear nip upstate day
browntrees brownground & brown
roadside leafclogged waterditches

the spitponds are icefree finally
sunshine makes shine
on windturned water glinting

surely its spring somewhere
under flattened underbrush
patchgreen grass here-there
begins to lift up and a springpeeper

firstvoice of seasonturn
that oldvoice of springsex
it calls out

now, now, now, now!
rollingroads and chainsing
windfingers through jersey-n-necksweat to chill
but I’m ridin’home awake