Our Love of Spring Goes Unrequited

for Jenn

The wall-to-wall chartreuse
has already waned to avocado
and soon will turn dull kelly.
Sugar season’s long over.
Today I walked in a dogwood
blizzard, and it’s raining.
If flowers stuck around longer,
would we love them less?

Izy asked the Real Toads to write about the dark side of spring.