Spring Window

the frame of

a window

illuminated

in spring

as a sheer

curtain dances

across the belly

of a cloud

shuttered

screened

in rain-spattered panes

on electric evenings

when harsh winds

billow and careen

a soft dress

against the mesh

Lightning flash

silhouettes

damp as shadows

hung drying overnight

lace-patterned

on a register

after the storm

miles away.