I arose today

Before a sweetened sunrise

And I rode the clouds

To the Pacific Ocean

Making faces at The Moon

Sunrise melodies,
Awaken cool ocean air,
Kissed by Easter’s gifts.
Would it be foolish of me,
To name this day, Perfect Spring?

“One more wink!” I say,
In between a yawn or two,
“That is all I need…”
A familiar bargain,
But the sunrise can’t be bought.

Can you imagine?
Longer days in the sunlight
Tall golden grasses
Humbled by a cloudless sky
A paradise lost to drought

No matter my cries
I have no sway with the sun.
Like an autumn leaf
I toss and turn with the wind
And fall awake with sunrise.