The Tidal Basin is afresh with white cherry blossoms
and visitors from Vermont by the score.
Daffodils are pushing through the vestiges of snow
while the tulips are but slowing catching up.
Grass is growing, fertilizer is flying, law mowers are being primed for action.
Oh, the glory of a fresh start, a new beginning,
a season where everyone poses from the common starting line.
No one has yet lost, and everything is to be gained.
Look ahead, not behind.
It's spring. What to do? Where to begin?
Jackie Robinson would know. Play ball.
The opening game of the 2011 Major League season begins today in the Nation's Capitol with the Nationals hosting the Braves.