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Poem “Oxymoronic”


I understand the word now—

It’s seeing this snow flutter and fall

to cover cottonwoods just leafing out,

to smother pansies, tulips and daffodils—

the fresh-mown emerald grass on the golf course

in Jeremy Ranch

To these expressions:

gigantic shrimp,

and steel magnolias,

I add this: remnant, residual, linger-

ing winter snow-covered spring blossoming.