Sign of Spring


By George Balco

The creature stretches from his long, long nap,

And smells the trees just oozing their sap.

He sharpens his claws and practices his leap,

So take care, you voles and birds. Do not peep.

The grass is waking and the flowers are taking root.

Spring is in the air and my cat is afoot.

George Balco is a year-round Island resident living in Mink Meadows, and has been active in Tisbury government for many years, holding a number of elected and appointed positions.