Walking this morn to a neighborhood
Appointment; sun peaking through
Westerly and southerly clouds
Which have dumped rain for weeks.
Refreshing and relieving to bask once more
In sun beams, to breathe deeply again,
To feel lighter in my steps, to be outside
Sans cumbersome jacket and gloves.
Still in the depths of winter, yet
Days elongating, flowers and trees
Budding, early blooms blossoming.
Glimpses of renewed hope on the way at last.
Ann Beth Blake
(c) February 12, 2015