in the city Spring makes her way
between towers and asphalt
iron and detours made of clay

robins and sparrows in motley delight
noisy, aerial acrobats,
fierce in love, gracious in flight

tufts of green escape
between sidewalk cracks
thrive until they make it to weed

an anxious suitor makes
his array with string and straw,
an ample nest to populate

displayed to invoke birth
yet to be conceived;
there is no deception.

the distant V of returning
geese, ducks, the slow build
to hum of bees released

a moment of purity increased
when nothing of matter
can possibly decrease