I didn't realize how long it's been since I made an entry.
I wasn't going to do a poem a day for National Poetry Month, but I'm jumping on the band wagon.
So I'll do three today to catch up.
#1 Band Wagon
Jump on a band wagon
Do what others are doing
Hope your dreams come true
#2 Fruity Friends
The apple trees remind me of my friendships
New friendships budding with tiny leaves, into
Fragile flowers blooming into full fragrance
Some stand the test of wind and rain and drought
Others fall away to become rich compost
Flowers become fruit, clustered by leaves
Fruit withstands further battering.
Disease and worms and birds peck away
Until the apple becomes ripe and must be picked
or will go to rot, which also becomes compost.
The longest lasting friendships are not the apples
Ever present, withstanding the worst of the storms,
Providing contrast of color
No, the strongest friendships are not the apples
They are the leaves.
#3 First Kiss
That moment when
Two smile nervously
Tilt head so noses
Stay out of the way
Warm electric shiver
Relief or Disappointment
It's done or begun
In that moment