excerpt | Spring Time, I

First you have brown,
all around you have brown
then there are seeds
and a wish for rain
and then it rains
and it is still brown,
but a hopeful, very possible sort of brown, 
an is that a little green?
no, it's just brown sort of brown
then it is a week
and you worry about those little seeds
and if maybe it was the birds,
or maybe it was the bears and all that stomping,
because bears can't read signs
that say things like
"please do not stomp here --
there are seeds
and they are trying"

Fogliano, J. (2012) And Then It's Spring