Congratulations to Susan Whelehan, who placed 2nd in the Adult Poetry category.
Old Man Winters Soliloquy, written by Susan Whelehan, inspired by Arrival of Spring
It has come to this—
smushed against curbs
mushed on city sidewalks…
I am all played out.
Only enough breath left
Let colours take the stage.
I’ve heard lush life
humming below for weeks
preparing its scented ascent.
It soon shall rise as birds arrive
from southern skies in feathers
worthy of a Caribbean Carnival.
(Or so I’ve heard.)
Come, Birds. Season the air!
Warble your chorus for us
as you bring Spring—
sing reds and yellows into view
oranges, purples, pinks and blues, all hues.
Trill away the chill until