Surely Shirley The Poppy

all ruffles and fringe
purple and orange
pizzaz

A Pink Orange Sigh


between night’s descent
and the sleeping earth
resides the colored breath of light

Mysteries of the Color Wheel


sisters hold the secret
of simultaneously being
magenta and scarlet

Beyond the Cosmos

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petals orbit
the pollen planet
saturn of sunflowers

The Great Pumpkin

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emanating the light of the moon
no need for a knife to free its face
its spirit rises from the shape

Trilogy

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three
installments of
the pumpkin’s tale

Communion


A blossom speaks my prayer for me.
May I share my best
and leave a legacy of loveliness.

Auspiciousness


Marigold is the sun’s bride,
the guardian of goodness
at the garden’s gate.

Intensity


Morning began with a light pink sky so delicate
it could never suggest the evening it brought
and its intensity of red and orange.