My old skin
Could use a little color
Pale from Winter’s harshness
And its bitter blasts

The flora’s beauty
The trees majestic spread
And the birds
Cardinals, Blue Jays, Finches, now yellow

Luxurious warmth
The Summer returns
Like an old friend
Greeted heartily

You’re here
I’ve awaited you
Stay for awhile
Don’t leave too soon

Altamore is a West Windsor resident and has participated in the West Windsor Senior Center’s creative writing classes.

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