From thick air, summer's
gift: water beads on beer glass
casting specks of light
Ivies, creepers -- red
leaves curling and vines exposed
recall old folks' hands
In Matt's hand snow melts
chickadee pecks . . . sunflower
seeds scatter on snow
Pollen shower -- green
sidewalks, cars and plastic chairs
painted by the trees

Just Like Blood, Jamie MacKinnon's first book of poetry, is published by Corrie Creevie Press.