Monday, April 22, 2013

A Hard Spring

The crocuses pulsed up through layers of leaf and persistent snow. They became tall, like gawky adolescents. Temperatures stalled, then plummeted. Some fell over without ever opening.

[Note: this was written March 22, 2013, but not published at that point.]

1 comment:

  1. But others did open, were pollinated and so ensure the survival of the plants. Nature cares little about beauty and is only concerned with survival and reproduction. It is up to us to measure the other things.