Adventures in Springtime

Composed 5/2/13
Description: Another stunning day. Wrote this in my head on my way back from lunch with my mother. It was only after I had written it and decided how to format it that I discovered it was almost a perfect haiku (all I had to do was take out the “it’s”). Guess I’m just in a haiku state of mind these days.

Just one of those days
When I could open the door
And walk forever

April is Full of Contradictions

Alternative Title: What is it About April?
Composed: 4/16/13
Description: A light-hearted little poem today, which, though written a few days ago, perfectly describes today: stereotypically springtime gorgeous, but with a chance of severe thunderstorms tonight. This poem also describes a strange phenomenon: I always tend to pump out a LOT of writing in April. Disproportionally more so than the rest of the year. What is it about April…?

Cold wind
Warm Sun
A slave to school
But almost done

Dawn your flip flops
But pack your boots
Eighty degrees
But downpours soon

And barricade
The library doors
So you can raise
Your final scores

And on your breaks
Plan your fun
For books and papers
Are almost done

Betwixt the sun
And rain and wind
And mounds of tests
Almost at end
Words fall
Disproportionately
From my fingers
Easily

What is it about
April
The month of contradictions