Restart the breath of spring, retake dew drops
as morning flows down the flute of nature’s spine.
Now yesterday’s bright petals grow paper sharp,
from hours of constancy fading like a subtle wind
while countless dawns suggest an ode (there is one here,
somewhere) inscribed on the bark of others’ dreams
and parched desires. Removing themselves from the minutes
they have pulled over and slowed for no reason
other than to inhale the river’s dust and wondrous deltas,
still under the endless lamp of time.