Violets purpled the stunted grass
under the last wintering sun, and
a greening verve stirred and
yawned, perfumed lilac zephyrs.
Amid the bustle of bloom and sprout
the April suicides made their lists
and wrote in their letters, the reasons
why spring wasn’t enough.
Published April, 2015 in Right Hand Pointing, Issue 85
tied for first place in the March Title Challenge