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Pennsylvania Spring: A Sonnet

Pennsylvania Spring: A Sonnet

written by: Leta Hawk

@LetaHawk

 

When winter’s icy winds at last go back
Up to the arctic and the snowstorms quit,
Then PennDOT crews with signs of orange and black
Patch potholes while the backlogged traffic sits.

When yard sale signs like dandelions pop
On poles and signs in every neighbor’s yard,
Then from the fields where farmers plant their crop
The scent of cow manure wafts near and far.

When all the furniture upon my deck
Is covered with a yellow pollen haze,
Then Benadryl will have to keep in check
The allergies that plague this season’s days.

Each year reminders like these tell me when
The Pennsylvania Spring has come again!

Leta Hawk

Leta Hawk

Leta P. Hawk grew up in the small town of Millersburg, PA, where she spent most of her summers surrounded by books. She currently lives in Dillsburg, PA with her husband, teenage sons, and black lab Raven. Leta is the author of the Kyrie Carter: Supernatural Sleuth series, which includes The Newbie, School Spirits, The Witch of Willow Lake, and An Uneasy Inheritance. The fifth book in the series, Dandelion Souls, is tentatively expected to release in Winter 2022.
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