Even before meanings ring

You with your nine lives 
love me to be beautiful
let me paint you one picture
born blue, hands gnarly
the tell-tale signs are there
I've washed my hair
in years
All points east
ever since you announced it
before the guru went away, we came
from all directions
listless as winter

There's Spring nearby 
the year ahead it opens filled 
with a disappearance
of distant trees
of birds hopping two-legged
their field empty, clogged with mud 
- raining again

For my MTB prompt Finding It First we’re composing a ‘Found’ poem of very first lines of poetry from our own first poem of the month Jan-Dec 2022. If we did not post a poem every month, then we choose first lines from the rest of January 2022 poems. 12 is the mandatory minimum, more is optional. No additions are permitted other than tense, preposition or conjunction, and enjambment for added flow and sense. Date order is not required. The title of this poem is taken from a 1st line of my “Two Takes on Thesaurus