A Request to May
We require your cooperation;
April was a disappointment,
so fickle and fretful,
unable to secure a steady course.
Spring was, only occasionally,
in air, along with more snow.
Temperatures warmed, tentatively,
then plunged into frigid zone.
A few flowers made an attempt
to rise through still frozen soil.
Earth seemed to wake, stretch,
then return to slumber.
May, we are counting on you;
do not hold back, dive
headlong into a fresh season.
Bring on sweet scent of blossoms
in every hue and shade,
some mild breezes to ripple
through meadows’ greening grasses.
Paint sky an azure blue,
allow only a few billows.
Let feathered friends return
to establish boundaries, build nests.
Adorn bare branches with young leaves
where birdsong will cheer morning
and moonlight sparkle until dawn.
Move us forward into balmy days;
embrace a new direction.
You have our full support.