and the dark, gray branches
of winter disappeared,
covered in flowers.
The colors revealed themselves for you
as dogwood and magnolia
shed their velvet coats,
showing their creamy white complexions.
Daffodils, nodding their assent,
turned their heads to greet you
as pale, green sprinklings of new leaves
arrayed themselves at your feet.
The tulips' pastel gowns undulated and
bounced with the breezes as,
now and then, a petal flew
tracing a path in the air like Ginger Rogers,
dancing with Fred Astaire.
and Spring came.