Poets Corner: Because I have a crocus


Because I Have a Crocus

Because I have a crocus,

I take out the Old English

And go to town

On that wooden picture frame.

I wipe deep

Into ancient grain

She sucks it up

And shines again.

Because I have a crocus growing,

I rush into Spring

A winter of dust to clean.

The light is bright at noon.

Genevieve H. Abbot is a retired theater teacher, living

in Oak Bluffs, who spends some volunteer time at the

Animal Shelter of MV and Rising Tide.