Verge of a Dream: by another birthday

A piece of tiny ribbon
Green or silver or red
Might have been a
Hopeful package
Tied onto the
Busy wind.
A water hyacinth
in violet or of pink
Not gripping in the
Siick mud
of Indochina
Some orange or plum.
bears on the limb,
Can see you leaving now
For the evening party
knowing that
Tomorrow could
Mean a new love
We’ve closed the house
for winter
But one street,
To the dells.
And in its shop was
made this summer
in iridescent glass
a storefront Church’s
But we return
By another birthday
When called
back to school again
There until
another new
When the rock
the ripple
Will shimmer
And glisten

RLB 2/28/2021