the daring of the early bloomer
tiny yellow trumpets
hail the sun

On Cold Nights

the angels
dress the windows
with fleur de liys

Adieu Blue

your intensity
more precious
for its passing

Late Bloom

dahlia’s delicacy
in counterpoint
to fall’s exuberance

Petal Flake Snowball

white hydrangea
the snow
before the snow

While Monarchs Have Departed The Butterfly Bush Blooms On

the nourishment
of beauty
soul food


not to be outdone
by turning maples
the stoplight dahlia

Like Lovers Parting

monarch and flower
kissed by the sun
one final embrace
before the journey’s begun

Frost Dodger

as summer wanes
each flower more precious
for the precariousness

In These Times

delicate bloom
in a vast sky

Contemplating Life

a good companion
is the flower
full of quiet and complexities

Feverfew By The Fence

the second bloom
an insurance
of immortality

Morning Glory

I fly in your sky
and swim in
your ocean of blue


being both
demure and extravagant
she beguiles


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