Didactic Metaphor for a Spring Day

Disturb the earth and they will come stalk-hopping,
Dinosaurs with white rings round their eyes,
Some in pairs, some lonely, out mate-shopping-
All hunting for the life that underlies.
Earthworms from below now gleam like oil;
Sated on old mulch and leaves, they rise,
Hunting air now that you’ve drenched the soil
To make it hug new roots before it dries.
A sudden flash! The sharpest eye now showing
Where even sharper beak will find best prey;
While one is fed, the other, never knowing
Its gasp for air would lead to its last day.
Embrace your tears! Enjoy your sighs and sorrows!
Escaping them can cancel your tomorrows.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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