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April Sestina

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started writing poetry on Hubpages back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.


April Sestina

Most days seem to fill with sun

known from studying histories

from a "Winter's Ending" Perspective

yellow flowers bloom possibly Daffodils

yet weather can change in a flash

within time taken to open one beer.

No longer spend time drinking beer

know nothing about beer, same about sun

sobriety could end in a flash

stay sober while studying histories

wonder whether those are Daffodils

takes all focus to keep perspective.

From multiple loved ones perspective

everyone is grateful I quit beer

spend more time planting Daffodils

my Tomato plants ask for more sun

to create vegetable histories

among memories lost in a flash.

Ten years sobriety feels like a flash

no intoxicated perspective

to hinder rewriting histories

spend time with loved ones more than with beer

remember relationships with sun

no longer spinning in Daffodils.

Spirit now grows like the Daffodils

who all seem to bloom this year with flash

we all feel increased heat from the sun

enduring multiple perspectives

wave at my neighbor drinking his beer

we all are humans with histories.

Best to study our histories

where did we roam amongst Daffodils

remember behavior when on beer

how balance would leave in a flash

constantly informing perspective

how life is better under the sun.

Sun histories

from the perspective of Daffodils

the light flash off my neighbors beer.

© 2021 Jamie Lee Hamann

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