Spring is a slow crawl on our shores,
more tease than actual season.
Baby steps instead of strides
as we tip-toe our way to summer.
An umbrella rises over an outdoor table.
Flowers cascade from planters.
Basil thrives in newly balmy air.
Open windows perfume the house
with the scent of lilac and salt air.
Small bites to savor each day
as we anticipate the feast of summer.