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RENAISSANCE

The landscape made white by the shudders of snow
has returned to the brown/black of earth.

Naked trees on the verge of bloom and garish.

Dogs and their masters frolicking anew.

An entire sleeping Republic has awoken, fanning
out in sneakers and high heels,

the jackboots constantly trying, failing to catch up.

  Tim Suermondt