Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Glad for glads

Glads -- short for gladiolus.  Those showy blooms.  Vibrant as seasonal tomatoes. Sophisticated & lusty.  A fitting bloom for any poem.  Any meal.

1 comment:

  1. Interim

    flowers for everyone
    the second day of fall

    for the fallen, flowers
    for the newly risen, flowers

    for the table full of friends
    for the friends, full of tables

    flowers for the forgotten
    for the remembered

    for your new tables
    for your old bureaus

    by our beds
    by our doors

    flowers given and taken
    dead and alive, in all containers

    flowers for when we first meet
    and when we meet again

    for hellos and goodbyes
    for that drawing you made

    of me giving you flowers