at 4:20 this morning they began
those morning birds
and they've been at it since.
it's a wee bit calmer now, at 5:43.
the school year has a day and a half left
and since last tuesday no kids in my class
(no exams, though i now work in a school with finals)
i've met new plants this spring, 
ragged robin is a favorite name
so is vetchling.
i'm really just checking in to say hey
it's solstice and beautiful
despite the horrors here in the u.s.
(murder escapees closeby, racist crimes, hatred hatred hatred)
i am saying