Portrait Of The Iris

a stately classic
who often surprises
with her sly insouciance

Late Bloom

dahlia’s delicacy
in counterpoint
to fall’s exuberance


not to be outdone
by turning maples
the stoplight dahlia


being both
demure and extravagant
she beguiles


an explosion of orange
sending curves into curls
and polka dots popping

The Spider’s Muse

Charlotte always visited
the tulips for inspiration
before she began spinning.

The Sad Flower Made Happy

penitent’s rose
the heart’s bloom
when forgiven