Colleen M. Farrelly

fat drops prattle on
the roof antagonizing
and punching my backyard ferns

powerless to fight
back like U.N. peacekeepers
standing watch in Kigali

April’s gentle breeze
coaxes young bromeliads
to show their reds and purples

from a winter’s sleep
I drink in the scent of life
restoration after war

Colleen M. Farrelly © 2018