Seeds have been started, weeds have been pulled,
dead leaves have been gathered and raked.
Tiny patches of green are popping up all over,
daffodils, tulips, bleeding hearts, crocus.
Spring has finally put on her green party dress,
with no apologies for coming so late to the party.
I will forgive her, though,
and take care of all the preparations,
so that all she has to do is relax
and enjoy herself.
I can’t help it,
I’m just so happy
to see her.