2 February – First responders

Thank God.
They’re here –
rushing to the scene.
Ringing white siren bells,
flashing brilliant green.

Thank God.
There’s hope –
clustering on the ground.
Crowds of first responders,
gather closely round.

Thank God.
There’s growth –
breaking barren earth.
Punching above its weight,
shining for all its worth.

Thank God.
Snow drops
never fail to appear.
Spring’s paramedic pioneers
are finally, healingly here.