The Apocalypse

Rassouli

This is the apocalypse
A daffodil has poked its head up
from the dirt and opened
sunny arms to bluer skies
yet I am filled with
dark and anxious dread
as theaters close as travel ends and
grocery stores display their empty rows
where toilet paper liquid bleach
and bags of flour stood in upright ranks. Continue reading

Easter is…

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“Easter is…

Skipping through meadows,
Joining in a birdsong,
Eying an early sunrise,
Unbolting windows and doors,
Cuddling newborns,
Hoping, believing,
Smelling yellow daffodils,
Reviving spent life,
Inhaling fresh air,
Sprinkling seeds along furrows,
Tracking in the mud.
Easter is the soul’s first taste of spring.”

― Richelle E. Goodrich,