It is easy,
in the season of renewal,
to take a greening twig for a sign
that life is not a losing

That we aren’t just
a pinch of food
hanging uneaten on the lip of God,

past the hemline,
flesh leaps in dolphin curves,
tracing warm trajectories
beneath synthetic seas.

A swish, a dimple,
Spring’s message is simple:
Bifurcate and beat the curve

Which is why
the oldest phylum tree
still blossoms
in the shadow of cities.