Standing like sentries on sidewalks,
cacti point prickly arms toward the
sun, revealing blooms decorating them
with delicate pink splashes.
At the market, lemons
are golden discs huddling in piles,
apples are sweeter, and berries burst
brightness in the morning.
Days are getting longer, and
words seem to lift
like a breeze coming down
the mountainside, moving
through the garden, where roosters
preen and prattle.