Clean slate, blank page, tabula rasa
Now is the time of the spring clean
The clutter clearing and the car boot sales
The whitening of the doorstep
The first lawn cut
When the constant rain dwindles
The seagulls reappear to
Range along the fence
The crows jump heavy on the grass
To raise the worms.
And with the lightening days
Our lightening hearts
Believe in new beginnings.