While Monarchs Have Departed The Butterfly Bush Blooms On


the nourishment
of beauty
soul food

Surely Shirley The Poppy

all ruffles and fringe
purple and orange
pizzaz

At The Edge


listening
to the purple
echos

Hens and Chicks


their
feather edges
serrated with frost

Mysteries of the Color Wheel


sisters hold the secret
of simultaneously being
magenta and scarlet

Purple Reign


purple crown
the sovereign rule
of poppy’s bloom

Oneness With The Universe


how hip
the coleus’
psychedelic trip

Best Effort

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when flowering
is impossible
bloom your leaves

Beauty Berry

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as the landscape mutes
and colors recede
one last glory

Clematis, Her Majesty

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queen of the flowering vines
reigns in robes of royal purple

Turn, Turn, Turn

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hydrangea turns
becoming and beaconing
the season’s change