Even in the desert, February
winds harass the trees,
whipping fronds from their palms.
Hummingbirds seek shelter
in clumps of orange Lantana,
appear surprised by winter’s onslaught.
Mother joined us for a Valentine’s
Day visit. Alone for too many years,
she still cannot befriend the loneliness.
That night the desperate clamor of frogs
promised us an early spring
Wind howled its objection.
This poem is from 2010–this past February was not like this until yesterday when significant winds did batter us–and today, March 1st, we have a much-needed steady rain.
Today (March 1) and tomorrow, my most recent novel, “The Sin of His Father,” is available (for free) on Amazon.com as a Kindle giveaway. If you do upload and read it, I would be so grateful for a review on Amazon.com or Goodreads. Thank you.