Edge of June

everyday hikes
along the lakeridge
green bursts everywhere
in the water
like emeralds and peridots to vivaldi's spring
my daughter's first grade school days wrap up
i tread the muddy path 
quickly and wipe out
a fallen branch scrapes long down my arm
and rising hurriedly & embarrassed
slowly & cautiously
i crack up
on the edge of June


In love with spring

o bring me peace --
i hike alone
in springtime's reflection
let beauty and kindness flourish
lush and deep like the woods
that whisper,
be here
with me
right now