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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 • Posted May 26, 2010


Be that way.

O very, merry month of May.

June’s just waiting.

So go ahead.


You didn’t last very long.

In fact, you sped right by.

Or so it seems.

But you packed a wallop while you were here.

You brought rain.

And wind.

Tons of wildflowers.

And tornados.

And 90-degree days.

You brought the worst pollen in years.

And allergies.




Nothing very merry about that.

Still, a month has to do what a month has to do.

You brought the school year to a close.

And closure to some lives.

But you also brought life.

Trees leafed.

Plants sprouted.

Cows calved.

Babies were born.

Miracles happened.

And now everything that sticks, stings, or bites has arrived.

Snakes included.

They’re heeeeeeere.

And there.

And everywhere.

Even where you least expect ‘em.

So watch your step.

As for May, it’s just about outta here.

And I, for one, am glad.

Talk about hit-and-run.

Maybe June will make us swoon.

Instead of swelter.

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square.

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