April’s entrances are never the same,
peek-a-boo is her favourite game.
Some years she has played the fool
and surprised us with snow, or she’s been cruel,
raised our hopes with a taste of sunshine,
and then showered us with torrential rain.
This year, March pre-empted her, keeping
us inside our homes while April was still sleeping.
This year, April owes us a favour from the past –
let her give us sunshine and make it last.
Kim M. Russell, 1st April 2020
Todays Play it Again prompt is from April 1, 2016, when the prompt was simply ‘fool’. I’m merging this prompt with Kerry’s Skylover Wordlist, sourced from Dylan Thomas’s poetry collection Deaths and Entrances, from which the first word is ‘entrances’.