When Vivaldi’s Spring plays
My heart lifts and then it’s like
Touching a bruise

We walked in
To This piece
Hearts filled with hope

Twenty-four years
We lasted –

Then that hope
One poignant afternoon

There was another
Path in store for us
Without each other

But when Vivaldi’s spring plays
My heart lifts again

Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. She is a newly published poet, at age 59, with more than 200 poems in print thus far (since November 2022). Jennifer has also published commentary about poetry. During the pandemic she joined the online poetry community of The Daily Haiku.