Springs here!
(earlier than I remember)

surrounding me in a green enclosure
plotting to trip me up
and smother me quickly
in the tendril arms of mother earth
I marshal my forces
dance for another day
but dam its more patient
and even more persistent
than any odds will favor me
so until further notice
all bets are off till winter.
     for John Kullberg on whatever island wherever he may be
     lloyd marbet, 5/10/98