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