Tagged: flowers

with twin azalea

in mama’s garden,

in mama’s garden,
the camellias wake up before
anyone else, stretch

towards the sun in their winter
layers, waiting to go out
.
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block after block, new

in the party room,

in the party room,
there are waiters making
wontons in one booth,
waiters folding napkins
into perfect triangles
in another, and you
alone in the
corner, carving
flowers out of the
morning’s turnips
,
as if setting them
free could also
release you
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: turnip

even zinnias

even zinnias
contribute to
some sort of
retirement plan,
relying on the gardener
to make the most of
its investments
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: retirement

the hardest working

the hardest working
flowers in mama’s garden
are the zinnias

provided that dad fills up the
bucket for her to water them
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: water

you are home, and all

springs’ sleigh bells

springs’ sleigh bells
have sprung
jingling
in the wind’s expert
grip, leaning
towards that
full symphony
.
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all day rain, summer

hours before boarding