delicate light dances
between cheery leaves
         fluttering
the breeze greets us
along the gravel trail
city streets full of
happy people
         thawing
our sweaty foreheads
         glistening
blossoms rain upon us
dandelion wishes
braid our streaming hair
this day of cosmic greens
and blues finally here
the sun’s promise revealed
in our oft-forgotten midst
thighs burn from
         pedaling
our breath mellow as
a fawn
the soul
         twinkling
         outwardly

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