NOVA Spring

pepper the air,
with the sauce
of spring,
a dinner of biscuits
and decaf coffee,
reverse breakfast,
southern flavor
that somehow
edged its way north.
No complaining.
It all ends up
in the same place,
that feeling of fullness
that promises
an early snooze.
Be lazy awhile.
Tomorrow marks Monday.
There’ll be no time
for frogs
or homemade
much of anything.
There’ll be no time
for sleep.
keep the window open.
It’s too early for flies.
And I like how the breeze feels
on my closing eyes.

Katherine Gotthardt

Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. For the past ten years, she has focused on content development and content marketing. Besides being published in dozens of journals, Katherine has authored six books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water, Bury Me Under a Lilac and Late April. She has been nominated twice for Poet Laureate of Prince William County, VA and is Editor in Chief of Prince William Living magazine.

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