Smithsonian, closed.
Nature’s palette of pink paints
A Monet landscape.
Karen Lippold, Bethesda


Springtime reassures —
daffodils, ducklings, peepers-
as I hoard canned soup.
P. Stone, Bethesda


Gift of the virus?
Free mind-space to contemplate
Jill P. Strachan, Washington


Can’t kill the cherry blossoms
Spring came anyway
Jo Ann York, Germantown


Blossoms still bloom while
Unprecedented ills go
Dan Wittenberg, Bethesda


A deadly virus
Cherry blossoms out too soon
Spring needs a re-boot.
Miriam E. Tucker, Bethesda