Surely Shirley The Poppy

all ruffles and fringe
purple and orange
pizzaz

The Other Cabbage Rose


paradox of the purple bloom
petals holding both
snow and sun

Decay’s Bouquet


stump blooms
a wood rose
flowering of fungi

Pursuit


stalking fish
warrior feathers
on ruffled heron

Ruffled

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outside winter approaches
while defiant violet
flaunts her ruffled skirts

Ruffles


One of the first appearances of autumn’s finery
is the ruffled fungi in pumpkin and cream.