by Kitty Boots

time lost in darkness, a struggle in the sheets
time gained in sunlight, fragrant, warm, dizzyingly bright, life
green shoots appear over a brown mass, they reach, grow, undulating in the breeze

 stars shift, clutter a clear sky
disappear behind strung-out clouds
get a shout-out from the moon

  sweet sunrise, a blessing from the east
winds calm, dew lingers for hours
holding down bees in the clover

a holy wetness
cool, mingled with dust, pollen