From Spring Cleaning, a collection published in 2015.
The pale sky uncertain if it will progress to blue
or remain a washed-out gray
but the wind is whipping
it’s hat-blowing-off strong
and so I know
the weather is changing but which way will it go
I don’t know but I do know
the plants in their pots lined up for sale
at the store
are set outside to tempt shoppers
I am tempted
I will set my thoughts toward blue skies
and buy a pot of pansies to bring them to me.