Enough is enough

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Hard rain, John Lyons (oil on canvas)

 Enough is enough

I can’t wait
           for spring to come
for the bitterness
           of this winter to be over
to see flowers in the fields
           and red roses in bloom
in the garden
           with fresh lavender
in the borders
           and to hear the buzz
of bees doing
           what they know best
collecting the fresh nectar
           that one day soon
I will spread on a slice
           of warm toast
and thank God that I’m
           still alive to enjoy it

John Lyons