Dahlias In The Background


bookends of summer
monarchs on
Buddleia

Oh Dahlia


lady in red
takes
her star turn

Appreciation


moment
with a flower
highlight of the hour

On the Sideline


pompoms
of petaled color
cheering on fall

Enchantment


curving petal
the flower’s wink
magic in everything

Told in Silence


quiet perfection
unfolding, unfolding
a rhythm of pink and cream

Garden Bench


in the company
of dahlias
beauty rests

Mysteries of the Color Wheel


sisters hold the secret
of simultaneously being
magenta and scarlet

Sun Gazer


unblinking
the most tender of petals
will reveal all

Dahlia in the Daises


bright blooms
autumn afternoons
departing soon

Tsuki Yori No Shisha


fibonacci’s code
strictly orders
the cacophony of frills

Stop Light Dahlia


instruction
to look
carefully