First Day of Spring
Over the winter, I dug up my garden
a dandelion has pushed up
I used to hate dandelions, impossible
has changed that. Here I am, alone
may dig deep and break your roots
Aline Soules' work has appeared in journals, e-zines, and anthologies such as The MacGuffin, 100 Words, Literature of the Expanding Frontier, and The Size of the World/The Shape of the Heart. This poem is part of a new collection entitled Evening Sun.