Spring opens -

unfolds in many layers

with a simple flash of green

over empty asphalt.

suddenly you are in a

pop-up book

surrounded by trees

where there had been only

hollow sticks, blank paper

ghosts.

now the world bleeds visual noise

plants and colors

where you had not noticed

them before.

trees are tall and wide.

alive.

you realize that

nature isn't empty

like you thought it was