Spring Fever

Spring Fever

when the pavement sings
that blacktop song
and the top is down
on the first really warm day of spring
swinging west into the sunshine
as the thunderheads roll
onto the fetching fields of desire
hands stretch and caress those first drops of rain
pulling the living moisture
down
down
down
into the awaiting fertile earth
risking the threat of surge and flood
to lie beneath the heavy spring storm
only the thought of
pollination and ovaries
and eggs
are on anyone’s mind
who has driven into the clouds of billowing
blossoms
and been confounded with the humming
of bees