Goodbye big green coat.
You’ve been a faithful friend
I am saddened by our end
Goodbye winter tires
You brought my babies home
Goodbye gray skies
Under you I will not roam
Soon your green will fill our land
It’s been months since we shook hands
Hello birds on the tree
Your song calls me out of doors
Hello sun in the sky
Your touch leaves wanting me more
Goodbye Winter. Hello Spring.
Back to life the season brings.
-Ernesto Alaniz, Flint MI, March 2018