When Spring Fever Hits 8

Spring Fever from the Songs Somebody Should Sing series
by Candelaria N. Silva

When spring fever hits
And your sap begins to run
The layers and gloom of winter
Come all undone.

Your throw the windows open
Sweep the cobwebs out your mind
Fill the house with flowers
Go looking for a love to find.

Your skin has felt so hungry
For the warmth of the sun
So you bury coats and mufflers
And find new paths to run.

Spring fever hits
And your poise comes all undone
Passion burns your fingers
And your sap begins to run.

Your thoughts turn to romance
And all kinds of crazy stuff
Like painting your walls purple
And if that ain’t enough

You strap on your sandals
Go strutting down the street
The music is everywhere you
Plant your freshly prettied feet.

You put on all your colors
Unwrap your big wide grin
You’re ripe and ready for trouble
Let the season of love begin.

Spring fever hits
And your poise comes all undone
Passion burns your fingers
And your sap begins to run.

Even in this time of Covid
It’s hard to ignore Nature’s bid
The urge to merge is palpable
Your seasonal optimism unflappable

Spring 2020 what’s a woman to do?
Start the seedlings, change the linens,
Open the windows – is that bad or good?
Refresh her attitude and constrain her wandering mood

It’s spring time y’all and that is just
’cause it means Mother Nature didn’t forsake us
Spring has come you sap is s’sposed to run
Do it safely, but best believe find your fun.

About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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