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The Journey to the West

Though we journey to the West We pray to the East More or less that's the way Each day begins and ends It’s a tale everyone ...

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Life Perennial

What I love most about
Gardening is that every year
One gets a little more proficient
And likewise willing to undertake
A little more work

Last year the Joe Pie weed
And milkweed took root
Increasing this spring’s bounty

That’s what it means 
To live and think perennially
To suppress and encourage
As needed yet remain
Open to happy accident

To be constantly raising 
The flower bed stakes
And vegetables too

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

The Iris

Before it opens
The iris is flat
And pointy as a stiletto
But when it opens
Oh my god
Suddenly it falls
Extremely agape
Almost shameless
The way it drapes
Itself - which is typical
Blue flower deportment
In point of fact from
Upward striving
In first position
To utter collapse