Two Came Together

summertime visit
from dear friends
long departed

Iconic Pollinator

so many years
we’ve missed you
how good to see you back

Still Being With Her Whilst She Is Gone

rose arbor
in the afternoon

The Plenty

how can I miss the flowers
when every leaf’s in bloom
fall bouquets abound on trees


Wrinkles in the tree’s bark
will forever honor the missing branch.
Smile lines of its former reach.