Don’t Miss Another Spring in Carolina

Although it snowed a little Wednesday night
Jane’s hyacinths are blooming.
And in the yard she saw this morning

50 robins hopping in the sun.
Some flew in couples into trees
so Jane called her sister, Joan,

who’s working in Alaska
without a trip back home in years
and told her take the next flight

and she’d meet her at the airport.
Come see our robins courting in the sun.
Don’t miss another Spring in Carolina.

By Donal Mahoney

Donal Mahoney, a native of Chicago, lives in St. Louis, MO. He has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times, Loyola University Press and Washington University in St. Louis. Read more of his poems in Eye on Life Magazine here.

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